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A village area is flooded due to heavy rain in Gurye, RoK. Photo: AP

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his condolences to RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

The Yonhap News Agency reported on August 9 that floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpours in the RoK’s central and Southwestern regions have killed 31 people and left 11 others missing in just over a week, forcing more than 6,000 to evacuate.

Torrential rains that started on August 1 have wreaked havoc on Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province; Central Chungcheong and Southwestern Jeolla province, causing massive flooding and destroying roads, houses and farmland.

Source: VNA