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Dozens of people killed in South Korea’s landslide, storm

By Reporter

Aug. 3, 2020 - At least a dozen people have been killed and 13 persons missing over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

South Korea’s Emergency Management Agency made this known in a report on Monday, stating that Seoul and central South Korea regions were hit hardest by the storms.

According to the report, in the city of Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, a temporary building, belonging to a semiconductor factory was destroyed by a landslide, killing three, the news agency Yonhap reported.

In the province of Gyeonggi, a family of three was killed after their house was destroyed by a mudslide.

On Sunday night, the authorities reported six people dead and another eight missing due to floods and landslides after heavy rains.

The authorities expect the heavy rains to continue for another few days as the summer rainy season in South Korea continues

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