Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead.

As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8 feet) of floodwaters. With vehicles stuck under, firemen had to rescue eight people and take them to the hospital for treatment. However, two of the victims eventually died.

Rescue operations were underway in other parts of the city as flooding swept through various areas.

More people were rescued from a flooded hotel garage and a basement of a nursing home. By midnight, firefighters reported that a total of 32 people had been rescued.

The Korea Meteorological Administration has issued heavy rain warnings for many parts of the country, including Seoul and Busan, as the severe weather is expected to continue in the following days.

Featured image credit: Disaster Compilations/YouTube


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