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South Korean President Yoon Sok-yeol. Archive photo

South Korean leader Yoon Seok-yeol apologizes to the nation for heavy rain damage

Seoul, August 10 – RIA Novosti. South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol apologized to the nation on Wednesday for the damage caused by this week’s heavy rains. Yonhap.

Yoon Suk Yeol apologized at a government meeting to respond to the flooding caused by heavy rains in Seoul and surrounding areas, which left nine people dead and seven missing.

“I pray for the victims and apologize on behalf of the government to people suffering from this ailment,” the president said, urging the government to do everything so that residents can return to daily life as soon as possible.

The day before, the president had visited a basement apartment in Seoul where a family of three, including a developmentally disabled woman, had died due to flooding.

The opposition United Democratic Party criticized Yoon Seok-yeol on Wednesday for leading the government’s rain-fighting efforts over the phone from home rather than coming to a disaster relief center.

It was previously reported that nine people were killed and seven missing due to heavy rains in the northern part of South Korea, more than 2,600 buildings were flooded and more than 1,200 people had to be evacuated across the country.

Source: Ria

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