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River overflows during South Korea floods

Footage shows the river in Daegu, South Korea, overflowing and flooding nearby roads on Sunday (Aug 9). The country's longest monsoon in seven years has triggered landslides and widespread flooding leading to more than 5,000 people being evacuated. Shocking footage Gwangju province also shows the city's river transformed into a raging torrent as it passes under the Taepyeong bridge, with nearby roads covered and water levels almost reaching the top of lampposts. While cars were covered by muddy brown water and the entrances to nearby homes were blocked. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said that 12 people are still missing as tropical cyclone Jangmi was predicted to slam into the country today (Aug 10). A landslide alert had been issued to its highest level by the country's forestry agency in every region except for the island Jeju. On Friday five homes were buried from a mountain behind a village in Gokseong, South Jeolla province, killing five people in a landslide. Three men were saved. The country's longest monsoon rainy spell lasted for 49 days in 2013. The present weather forecast predicts that this year's monsoon may last longer.


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