At least seven dead in South Korean storms

July 26th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, July 26 (DPA) At least seven people have died in several days of storms and heavy rain sweeping across South Korea, with a further six people still missing, local media reports said Saturday. The district of Bonghwa in North Kyongsang province, the hardest-hit area, saw four people killed and four missing, including a 77-year-old woman and her 54-year-old daughter crushed by a crumbling rail bridge.

Some 1,200 people were evacuated from flooded areas in various parts of the country, mostly in the North Kyongsang region. More heavy rain was forecast for eastern areas.

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