3 days Thousands evacuate in S. Korea as heavy rains trigger flood, landslides Inquirer
SEOUL --- Torrential rains pounded South Korea's central regions over the weekend, leaving at least five dead, several missing and thousands forced to evacuate their homes. North Chungcheong Province and Gyeonggi Province were hit the hardest, with more than 200 millimeters of rain pouring down from Saturday evening till Sunday morning, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, in a meeting Sunday, directed ministries and provincial governments to take preventive measures as heavy rains are expected to continue until Monday. "Relevant agencies and local governments should make sure they implement thorough safety measures for high-ri...Keep on reading: ... more