South Korea, underground parking suddenly floods: seven people drowned

At least 10 dead and two missing from the feared passage in South Korea of ​​the powerful typhoon Hinnamnor, which hit the southern part of the peninsula hard. Drama in the city of Pohang, in the North Gyeongsang province of South Korea: seven people died, they were stuck in a flooded underground garage, where they had entered to recover their cars. Rescuers, according to the news agency Yonhap, they worked for hours trying to pump the water out of the parking lot. Two people were rescued: they survived by clinging to the ceiling pipes for more than 12 hours.

On Tuesday night, rescuers had to wade meters of brown water to enter the nearly submerged basement. T.All nine people (7 dead and 2 rescued) were residents of an apartment building who were told Tuesday morning by the management office to move their cars from the parking lot. THE survivors – a man in his thirties and a woman in his fifties – are in stable condition in the hospital.

The eleventh typhoon of the year occurred with very strong winds and record rainfall. The typhoon, one of the most powerful that has affected the Asian country for decades, flooded streets and buildings as it passed through on Tuesday and Monday. Hinnamnor forced more than 4,700 people to flee their homes for safety and destroyed about 12,000 homes and buildings. Almost 90,000 families were left without electricity due to the storm, but in most cases the supply was restored this morning.

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