Death toll rises to 10 after Typhoon Hinnamnor hits South Korea

by | Sep 7, 2022 | World

Seven of the dead were trapped in the underground carpark of an apartment complex in Pohang City, local media reported.Ten people are reported to have died after the most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea in years battered the southern part of the country, flooding roads, and buildings and causing landslides.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said on Wednesday that 10 people had died and two remained missing as a result of Typhoon Hinnamnor, which barrelled through on Monday and Tuesday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
Seven of the dead were found in a flooded underground car park attached to an apartment complex in Pohang City in the southeast, and two other people who were also trapped in the parking lot were rescued alive, the news agency said.
The seven victims are believed to have become trapped underground when they went to move their vehicles as torrential rains flooded Pohang city, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon.
“Rescuers are carrying out an operation to drain the parking garage to search for any remaining victims, but it is highly unlikely additional survivors will be discovered,” Yonhap reported.
Search and rescue operations continued in the worst affected areas on Wednesday, and authorities said two people remain missing.
One other death was confirmed in Pohang on Wednesday, and another in Gyeongju where a person was killed when a home was buried in a landslide, authorities said.
The nine fatalities were reported on Wednesday following the death of a woman in her 70s who died in Pohang after being swept away by floodwaters on Tuesday.
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