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Monday, August 2, 1999 Published at 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Floods hit Korea, Philippines


At least twenty-seven people are feared dead in South Korea, following floods and landslides caused by days of torrential rain. The figure includes a group of ten holidaymakers, whose bungalow was buried under a landslide in Kangwon province. Some places received up to seventy-five centimetres of rain in forty-eight hours -- about half of what they would normally expect in a year.

The worst affected areas lie close to the border with North Korea, which also reported widespread damage to rice-fields, roads, buildings and communications.

In the Philippines, flash floods and landslides killed at least twelve people in and around the capital, Manila. Large areas of the city were said to be knee-deep in water.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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