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Korea (the Republic of): Landslide: 2011/07/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2011/07/27
Country or District Korea (the Republic of)
Event Type Landslide
Outline A landslide caused by torrential rain crashed into a South Korean mountain resort east of Seoul early on 27 July 2011, destroying four buildings and killing at least six people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2011/07/28
At least 53 people are dead or missing after the heaviest rains in a century lashed the South Korean capital Seoul and surrounding areas, officials said on Thursday, with damage expected to run into hundreds of millions of dollars.

BBC 2011/07/27
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides in South Korea, as heavy rain deluged homes and caused chaos across northern areas of the country.

Reuters AlertNet 2011/07/27
The landslide, which occurred just after midnight near the Soyang River Dam in Chuncheon about 100 km (62 miles) east of Seoul, destroyed a pension and three homes.


International Charter 2011/07/28
Landslide in Seoul and Chuncheon, Rep of Korea