Aug 10, 2022
[Rare torrential rain in the Seoul metropolitan area in 80 years, floods swallowed trains, subway station now "Great Falls" 7 dead and 6 missing]
South Korea's Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Incheon capital areas were hit by heavy rain on Monday, with nearly 200 mm of precipitation in northern Gyeonggi-do that day. The torrential rain caused power outages in many places, and serious waterlogging occurred on urban roads. Authorities said on Tuesday (9th) that at least seven people were known to have died and six were missing in the Seoul and Incheon metropolitan areas.
At least five people were dead in Seoul and two in neighboring Gyeonggi Province as of 6 a.m. Monday, according to South Korea's Central Disaster Safety Response Headquarters. It is understood that four of the deceased died because they were trapped in a flooded building, one was electrocuted, one was found under collapsed debris at a bus stop, and the other died in a landslide.
Some netizens uploaded videos of the disaster on Twitter on the evening of the 8th, including a subway station in Seoul that was flooded with rain, and the billowing muddy water rushed down the stairs, and the scene was like a "big waterfall".
There is also a video showing a bus driving on a road that looks like a river, and the water from the road continues to pour into the floor of the car, as if it were in a "cruise river". It can also be seen from the video that there are cars parked in the middle of the flooded road.