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(LEAD) Heavy rain-caused deaths stand at 14; number of missing rises to 6

13:39 August 14, 2022

(ATTN: UPDATES with number of missing people in lead para, paras 3-4; RECASTS headline)

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Yonhap) -- The deaths from heavy rains stood at 14 and the number of people registered missing rose to six from four as two more people were reported missing in the central region, officials said Sunday.

Of the dead, eight died in Seoul, four in the surrounding Gyeonggi Province and two in the eastern Gangwon Province, according to data from the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.

Heavy rains also pounded the nation's central region late last week, including South Chungcheong Province. Two people were missing as of early Sunday in the province as their truck was swept away in a rainstorm, officials said.

So far, six people have remained unaccounted for in the Gyeonggi, Gangwon and South Chungcheong provinces.

About 7,480 people across the country have evacuated from their homes, it added.

A total of 525 millimeters of rain fell in Seoul from last Monday to Wednesday morning, while Yangpyeong, 45 kilometers east of Seoul, recorded an accumulated 526.2 mm of rain during the period, according to the state weather agency.

People wade though an inundated road in southern Seoul on the night of Aug. 8, 2022, as the heaviest rainfall of over 100 millimeters per hour in 80 years battered Seoul and surrounding areas. (Yonhap)

kdh@yna.co.kr
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