At least 30 killed due to weeklong heavy downpours in South Korea
Heavy downpours, landslides and floods in South Korea have killed at least 30 in the past several days, but the death toll may rise further as more than 10 people have gone missing. More heavy rains are also forecast in the southern part of the country due to an approaching typhoon.
Torrential rains have wreaked havoc across the country since August 1 amid the prolonged monsoon season. According to the data by the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, the country's death toll stood at 30 as of Sunday, leaving 12 people missing and eight wounded. Over the past three days, 13 people have died, two gone missing and one injured nationwide, according to the headquarters.