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Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits South Korea

Published on Aug 26, 2014 11:46 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - Five people have been killed and five others are missing after heavy rains pummelled the southern part of South Korea, rescuers said on Tuesday.

One person was killed when a commuter bus was swept away by a flash flood into a swollen stream near the city of Changwon on Monday, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

Four others aboard the bus were missing, including the driver.

TV footage showed the bus being pulled downstream in muddy flood waters, and overturning before getting stuck beneath a bridge. Rescuers hammered their way through the windows and pulled out the body of a 19-year-old woman, and were searching for the others still missing.

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