Tuesday 04 October 2022 - 10:13:44 am

At least 3 killed in heavy rains in South Korea

SEOUL, 1st July, 2022 (WAM) -- Heavy rains that pounded South Korea this week have killed at least three people, and flooded houses and farmland nationwide, Yonhap News Agency quoted officials as saying Friday.

The downpours also flooded more than 2,900 hectares of farmland across the country, according to government officials.

The seasonal rain also toppled scores of trees, and submerged more than 190 properties and cars, forcing residents to evacuate. Damage was also reported at bridges and dams.

The annual monsoon season that brought three days of heavy rain hit the country's central region the hardest, where an average precipitation of 270.4 millimetres was reported in Gyeonggi Province alone.

The weather agency, however, advised residents to stay on alert with an additional 40 to 50 millimetres of rain expected late in the afternoon in parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon, as well as South and North Chungcheong Provinces.

WAM/Rola Alghoul/Esraa Ismail