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8 dead, 7 missing following S. Korea’s 'unofficial' heaviest rainfall ever: Officials Updated: 2022-08-09 18:10:36 KST

The South Korean capital Seoul was inundated Monday afternoon and evening by what's being described as the heaviest rain ever recorded in the city.
It continues to rain today.
At least eight people have died and seven are missing.
The water also damaged major subway stations and roads.
Kim Yeon-seung reports.

Torrential rain pounded the capital Seoul.
The week started off with heavy downpours in South Korea's central region.
8 people have died and 7 are missing.
And overnight, almost 400 flood victims saw their homes damaged.
The Korea Meteorological Administration on Monday saw rainfalls of almost 400 millimeters in the district where's located - Dongjak-gu.
The KMA says that at one point, the area saw more than 140 millimeters per hour - which the KMA marks as the unofficial heaviest downpour ever.
The heavy rain shut down subway stations, with water flowing down onto the tracks rendering some stations along Line 9 - which runs horizontally across the city and connects some of Seoul's busiest hubs - out of order.

"I can't go to work because the water is flooded. I have to get to work by 9, but I don't think I can today."

"It takes me about 40 minutes to get to Seokchon Station. But right now, I don't know how to get there."

The heavy rain also wrecked roads and sidewalks.
So people who commuted by foot or by car didn't have it any easier.

According to the insurance industry, more than 4000 cars were damaged by the flood, adding up to almost 43 million U.S.-dollars worth of damage.

The rain didn't stop on Tuesday, and the KMA foresees it continuing until Thursday.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News
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