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Deadly mon­soon

South Korea is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the tragic ef­fects of a deadly mon­soon. Rain for more than 40 days in a row has re­sulted in land­slides and floods, which had killed at least 30 peo­ple as First News went to press. The down­pours left more than 3,700 with­out homes last week­end, as res­i­den­tial streets and farms were left sub­merged by flood­ing. The govern­ment says this mon­soon is the worst the coun­try has faced since 2013, when South Korea ex­pe­ri­enced 49 days of con­stant rain­fall. There are fears that this mon­soon could last even longer.

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