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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 July 2006, 06:51 GMT 07:51 UK
Ten die in South Korean flooding
Flooding swamps Olympic Road, Seoul
Seoul's main road is flooded
At least 10 people have died and another 17 are missing after heavy rains hit South Korea, the emergency services say.

There were flash floods and landslides as monsoon rains inundated the eastern province of Gangwon.

More than 2,000 people are reported to have fled their homes and are in emergency shelters.

The severe weather is forecast to continue over the next few days with the capital, Seoul, also affected.

The 10 confirmed victims were killed by mudslides in Inje, 165km (102 miles) east of Seoul, and Pyeongchang, 180km (112 miles) east of the capital, the emergencies agency was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

There were no immediate reports of possible flood damage in North Korea, South Korea's neighbour.




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