SOUTH KOREA RAIN – Heaviest rainfall in 80 years kills at least 7 in South Korea

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The heaviest rainfall in 80 years has left at least seven people dead and six missing in Seoul and surrounding regions, as well as flooding homes, buildings and subway stations and submerging vehicles, local authorities said Tuesday.

Parts of southern Seoul, the port city of Incheon and Gyeonggi province, which surrounds the capital, received more than 100 millimeters of rain per hour overnight Monday, with more than 141 millimeters in the south Seoul district of Dongjak, in the heaviest downpours since 1942.

Five people died and four were missing in Seoul, while two were dead and two missing in Gyeonggi, the government said, according to Yonhap news agency.