Damage from heavy rains in the metropolitan area


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Heavy rain that fell overnight caused damage to the metropolitan area, including Seoul.

Earth and sand flooded an apartment in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, and a power outage caused by lightning struck a residential area in Sadang-dong, Seoul, causing inconvenience to more than 900 households.

Reporter Cha Hyun-jin reports.

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An apartment in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do.

The underground parking lot floor is full of muddy water, and residents are busy cleaning and spraying water.

At around 7 pm yesterday evening, the sediment accumulated on the outskirts of the apartment was washed away by rainwater and covered the floor of the parking lot.


“Suddenly, the earth and sand came into this apartment from here just from here. At that time, I thought the apartment was going to collapse. It came down that much all at once.”

At the same time, rainwater poured down the ceiling of the platform at Kwangwoon University Station on Seoul Subway Line 1, and restoration work continued for 5 hours.

In a parking lot in Songdo, Incheon, a car driven by a female driver in her 50s was rescued after being submerged in rainwater.

The driver said that he was isolated when the front wheel of the car fell out in the flooded section caused by heavy rain while driving the car from the parking lot.

At around 10 pm last night, electricity was cut off in a residential area in Sadang-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul for about two hours, causing inconvenience to more than 900 households.

The power outage was found to have occurred when a branch of a street tree that had been struck by lightning touched a nearby high-voltage line.

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A flood advisory was issued at the Yeongpyeong Bridge branch in Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do due to sudden heavy rain, which caused a sudden increase in the water level of the Han River.

The number of reports of rain damage in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon reached 280 since yesterday.

This is Cha Hyun-jin from MBC News.

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