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What Seoul's worst rainfall in 115 years looked like

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Record rainfall pounded most of the Seoul metropolitan region on Monday and Tuesday leaving nine people dead and seven others missing. The downpour flooded and destroyed roads and subway stations, triggered landslides, clogged underground water drainage systems, and forced the evacuations of people living in low-lying areas.

It was the highest amount of rainfall per hour witnessed in the capital region in 80 years, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the country's central weather monitoring organization. Seoul's Dongjak District was bombarded with the heaviest downpour in the city with 422 millimeters falling on Monday alone.



Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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