At least 67 people are dead or missing after landslides and flashfloods after the heaviest rains in a century hit Seoul.
More than 19.5 inches of rain has fallen in the South Korean capital since late Tuesday, the weather bureau said, making it the heaviest July deluge since 1907.
Rain continues to batter mountainous regions of the country, prompting authorities to draft in the military to help with rescue and clean-up operations.
Landslides were reported around the capital where streams turned into raging torrents, flooding low-lying areas.
Authorities said more than 4,500 people had been forced out of their homes and many houses were without power.
In the worst single accident, a mudslide smashed into three small hotels in the mountain resort of Chuncheon, about 60 miles east of Seoul, killing 13 people on Wednesday.
4:52PM BST 28 Jul 2011
cr : Telegraph