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Natural disasters

Record rain leaves at least seven dead in South Korean capital

With more storms on way, Yoon orders casualty prevention, control of flooded areas

Heavy rain falls in Seoul on Aug. 8. Parts of the capital's affluent Gangnam district were flooded, leaving vehicles submerged and overwhelming public transport systems. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)

SEOUL (Reuters) -- At least seven people died in and around the South Korean capital of Seoul overnight, authorities said on Tuesday, after torrential rain knocked out power, caused slips and left roads and subways submerged.

The southern part of Seoul received more than 100 millimeters (3.9 inches) of rain per hour on late Monday, with some parts of the city having received 141.5 mm of rain, the worst rainfall in decades, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

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