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South Korea Floods: Death toll rises to 40, President Yoon blames blames botched responses

Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST
  • South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday blamed authorities' failure to follow disaster response rules.
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The death toll from days of torrential rain in South Korea rose to 40, including a dozen people found dead in a submerged underpass. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

The death toll from days of torrential rain in South Korea rose to 40, including a dozen people found dead in a submerged underpass. (AFP)

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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol headed down to the storm-battered towns of South Korea and blamed authorities' failure to follow disaster response rules. Yoon vowed on July 17, to "completely overhaul" the country's approach to extreme weather from climate change, after at least 40 people were killed by recent flooding and landslides during monsoon rains. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol headed down to the storm-battered towns of South Korea and blamed authorities' failure to follow disaster response rules. Yoon vowed on July 17, to "completely overhaul" the country's approach to extreme weather from climate change, after at least 40 people were killed by recent flooding and landslides during monsoon rains. (AFP)

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At least 40 people have died, 34 others are injured and more than 10,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes since July 9 after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

At least 40 people have died, 34 others are injured and more than 10,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes since July 9 after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. (AFP)

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According to a statement on the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters website, some 15 cities and provinces had evacuated 10,608 people from their homes while there were 631 cases of road and public facility damages as of 11 a.m. local time Monday. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

According to a statement on the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters website, some 15 cities and provinces had evacuated 10,608 people from their homes while there were 631 cases of road and public facility damages as of 11 a.m. local time Monday. (AFP)

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Rescuers conduct a search operation along a road submerged by floodwaters leading to an underground tunnel in Cheongju, South Korea.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rescuers conduct a search operation along a road submerged by floodwaters leading to an underground tunnel in Cheongju, South Korea.(AP)

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“We all need to take this situation seriously and mobilize all available resources, including the military and police, and especially those on the ground to ensure that rescue efforts are carried out swiftly,” Yoon said.  (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

“We all need to take this situation seriously and mobilize all available resources, including the military and police, and especially those on the ground to ensure that rescue efforts are carried out swiftly,” Yoon said.  (AFP)

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Photos from the scene showed fire and police officers using search dogs while wading through knee-high mud and debris from destroyed homes. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Photos from the scene showed fire and police officers using search dogs while wading through knee-high mud and debris from destroyed homes. (AFP)

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Nearly 200 homes and around 150 roads were damaged or destroyed across the country, while 28,607 people were without electricity over the past several days, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said in a report. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Nearly 200 homes and around 150 roads were damaged or destroyed across the country, while 28,607 people were without electricity over the past several days, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said in a report. (REUTERS)

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The Korea Meteorological Administration maintained heavy rain warnings across large swaths of the country. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Korea Meteorological Administration maintained heavy rain warnings across large swaths of the country. (REUTERS)

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Torrential rains were dumping up to 3 centimetres (1.2 inches) per hour in some southern areas.  (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Torrential rains were dumping up to 3 centimetres (1.2 inches) per hour in some southern areas.  (via REUTERS)

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People watch their collapsed houses after a landslide caused by heavy rain in Yecheon, South Korea.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

People watch their collapsed houses after a landslide caused by heavy rain in Yecheon, South Korea.(AP)

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