09 Jul '11, 1pm

Four dead in rain-hit South Korea

Four dead in rain-hit South Korea

Floods and heavy rain left four people dead and two missing in South Korea, a news agency said on Saturday, citing local officials who reported landslides across the country. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - FLOODS and heavy rain left four people dead and two missing in South Korea, a news agency said on Saturday, citing local officials who reported landslides across the country. A 68-year-old woman and her grandchildren aged 15 and four were killed when a landslide destroyed their home in the city of Miryang, 386km(240 miles) southeast of the capital Seoul, South Korea's Yonhap said. The agency quoted unnamed authorities as saying a 72-year-old woman who lived near the house had been reported missing after being swept away by floodwaters. A 73-year-old woman was found apparently drowned in flash floods in the central county of Uiryeong, and emergency crews are trying to find another...

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