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Natural disasters

Hundreds of Koreans flee as floods trigger landslides, sweep away cars

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's longest spell of monsoon rain in seven years triggered floods that have forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes and killed at least 13 people in landslides and swept-away cars, authorities said on Tuesday.

Heavy rain, that has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India in recent days, inundated farmland and flooded parts of key highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul.

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