Five people killed by rain-caused flash floods in southeastern areaUpdated: 2014-08-26 06:33:10 KST
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At least five people have been killed and several others missing in torrential rains that lashed southeastern Korea on Monday.
Officials say up to 130 millimeters of rain an hour fell in Busan and nearby regions in Gyeongsangnam-do Province on Monday afternoon, triggering landslides, flooding houses and cars, seriously disrupting air and rail services and even temporarily halting the operation of a nuclear power plant after rain began to seep into a water-intake facility.
Three women and a teenage girl were killed by sudden floodwaters in Busan.
In the city of Changwon, a bus tipped over into a flooded street.
One person was killed, while at least four others remain missing.
Officials say more than 270 millimeters of rain fell in Changwon as of Monday afternoon.
The Korea Meteorological Administration says more heavy rain is forecast for later this week.
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So very sad.