South Korea’s heavy downpour continues, causes 49 deaths or missing

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IBNS: Continuous rainfall in central South Korea has left 49 people dead or missing in the country, media reports said.

Four more bodies have been recovered.

The Osong underground roadway in the central city of Cheongju was flooded Saturday when a nearby river overflowed after an embankment was brought down by rising water levels due to heavy rain, leaving 15 vehicles, including a bus, trapped under water, reports Yonhap news agency.

So far,  10,570 people have been recovered from their homes following rain damages.

Downpours have also damaged 628 public facilities and 317 other private properties, including 146 roads that collapsed or were swept away and 139 flooded homes, reports Yonhap.

A total of 28,607 households across the nation had been left without electricity as a result of the heavy rains, and power was back in service at most of those households as of Monday.