Record rainfall and flash floods leave 14 dead or missingUpdated: 2014-08-26 21:58:44 KST
In Changwon, southeast Korea
A city bus is swept away in flash floods. caused by heavy rain.
Caught in the fast-moving currents, the bus tips onto its side and in an instant, it disappears, submerged under the rushing water.
At least one person was killed in this incident.
This is just one of the unfortunate effects of the record rain that drenched southeastern Korea on Monday.
Measuring up to 130-millimeters per hour the torrential rains hit Korea's port city of Busan and nearby regions in Gyeongsangnam-do Province causing landslides, flooding cars and houses and halting rail services and flights in and out of Gimhae airport.
On Tuesday morning, police continued the search for the accounted for, with fears that the bodies could've been swept into the nearby ocean.
For those confirmed dead, some drowned inside their cars that were stuck in a flooded underground road, while others were swept away by floodwaters.
A 65 kilowatt nuclear power plant was also manually shut down for the first time after rain began to seep into the facility.
Officials say the Kori plant will resume operations after inspections deem it safe.
Within three hours, more than 240 millimeters of rain fell in Changwon, Busan and other surrounding cities.
Weather officials say showers are expected this week in central and eastern parts of Korea with the monsoon season lingering until mid-September.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.
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