At least five dead in South Korea flash floods
- 26 August 2014
- From the section Asia
Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern South Korea have killed at least five people, officials say.
One person was killed and four others are missing after a bus was swept away by floods near the southern city of Changwon, Yonhap news agency reported.
In Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, four people were killed after heavy rain battered parts of the city.
Victims included two people who drowned in their car after driving through a submerged city underpass.
An engineer is also believed to be missing after checking basement power lines in a flooded building.
Monday's heavy rain also disrupted train services in Busan, and a nuclear power plant was forced to halt operations after a cooling facility became flooded, AFP news agency reported.
Weather officials said that more heavy rain was forecast.