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28 Jul 2008 description
report JoongAng Daily

Emergency teams start mop-up job as flooding gives way to heat wave

Seven people were killed and five are thought to be missing after heavy rains hit the Korean Peninsula last week.

The hardest-hit area was North Gyeongsang where four people were killed on Saturday and four are still missing after 200 millimeters of rain fell in a day.

A mother and her daughter were killed on Saturday when their house collapsed in a landslide near a railway line. Two hikers were killed and two are missing when they were caught in floods as they descended a mountain.

26 Jul 2008 description
report Xinhua

SEOUL, Jul 26, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- At least seven people were killed in four days of seasonal downpours that affected southern and central regions of South Korea, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday.

In Bonghwa, 400 km southeast of Seoul, four people were buried in a mudslide or swept away in a swollen stream, it said.

Officials said the downpours in Bonghwa measured up to 234 mm on Friday.

In Hamyang, about 50 km away from Bonghwa, two people were drowned in swift currents while fishing and a woman was killed when tons of mud buried her …