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Devastating flood in South Korea witnessed high death tolls

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South Korea has been battered by days of heavy rainfall that triggered flash floods and landslides, killing at least 40 people and leaving nine missing, according to the interior ministry.

Among the victims, 13 people were found dead in a submerged underpass in Cheongju, where up to 15 vehicles, including a bus, were swamped by a flash flood when a riverbank broke on Saturday evening.

Rescuers, including divers, continue to search the 685-meter-long Osong underground tunnel, which fire officials estimated filled with water in as little as two or three minutes.

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