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69 dead or missing in this week's torrential rains in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 29 — This week's torrential downpours have left 59 people dead and 10 others missing across South Korea, with thousands more fleeing their homes to escape flooding and landslides, the country's disaster management agency said Friday.

The heaviest rains in a century killed 18 people in Seoul on Wednesday as landslides swept through houses, roads and apartment buildings, while one person still remains unaccounted for, according to the agency. (PNA/Yonhap)

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