19 people were killed in a landslide in South Korea

19 people were killed in a landslide in South Korea

In South Korea, a landslide in Chuncheon, located 100 kilometers east of the capital, Seoul, killing 19 people, said the local authorities.

Mudslide caused by prolonged rains came down to the local mountain resort, destroying four residential buildings, including two small hotels. According to "Interfax", a landslide occurred after midnight on Wednesday near Soyangganskoy dam.

19 people were killed in a landslide in South Korea

According to rescuers, 26 out of 40 people who lived in the destroyed building, taken to a nearby hospital. Some of them are in critical condition.

According to ITAR-TASS, the showers flooded southern South Korea, were under water and some subway line. Heavy rains have paralyzed traffic and led to blackouts in the homes.

According to preliminary data, the missing number three man. At the site of the disaster continues to rescue people who were trapped inside collapsed buildings. For rescue work in the disaster area are directed police and 500 firefighters.

Forecasters predict a further deterioration in the weather and rainfall in the next two days.

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