Jordan extends condolences to South Korea over flood victims

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Published: 2023-07-16 15:02

Last Updated: 2023-11-17 10:44


Jordan extends condolences to South Korea over flood victims
Jordan extends condolences to South Korea over flood victims

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates extended its heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathy to the government and people of the Republic of Korea for the victims of the floods and landslides caused by the torrential rains in the Korean city of Cheongju.

In a statement, the ministry extended condolences to the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery for the injured.


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At least 26 people are dead and 10 missing after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in South Korea, officials said Sunday, as rescue workers continued to fight to reach people trapped in a flooded tunnel.

South Korea is at the peak of its summer monsoon season, and there has been heavy rainfall for the last four days, causing a major dam to overflow.

The interior ministry reported that 26 people had been killed and another 10 were missing in the heavy downpours, mostly buried by landslides or after falling into a flooded reservoir.

Rescue workers were still struggling to reach some 15 cars trapped in a 430-meter underground tunnel in Cheongju, North Chungcheong province, the ministry said.

The tunnel was inundated Saturday morning after floodwaters swept in too quickly for the people inside to escape, according to the Yonhap news agency.