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DHA-GENEVA 95/0391

REPUBLIC OF KOREA - TORRENTIAL RAINS/FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
28 AUGUST 1995

1. TORRENTIAL RAINS STRUCK LARGE PARTS OF SOUTH KOREA SINCE 23 AUGUST. AVERAGE RAINFALL WAS MORE THAN 300 MM, WHILE ABOUT 620 MM WAS RECORDED IN BORYONG COUNTRY, 150 KM SOUTHWEST OF CAPITAL SEOUL.

2. ACCORDING TO MEDIA, AT LEAST 36 PEOPLE DIED, MOSTLY BY DROWNING OR BURIAL BY LANDSLIDE. 16 STILL MISSING. MORE THAN 1,000 HOUS ES AND 16,400 HECTARES OF FARMLAND FLOODED. 149 BUILDINGS DESTROYED. MORE THAN 11,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED.