Heavy rains on Thursday became the reason of sharp rise in water level in the Han river, causing further flooding in the South Korean capital. The Seoul Metropolitan government in connection with this shut down the city quays, a number of highways and some bridges.

In General, in the country caused by rain disasters since the beginning of August caused the death of 16 people, 11 were reported missing. More than 1.6 million people were forced to evacuate, mostly in the provinces of North and South Chungcheong, Gangwon-do and Gyeonggi-do. Flooded or damaged at least 5 thousand buildings, under water were also more than 8 thousand hectares of agricultural land. Closed three railway lines and 39 highway.

Forecasters warned that the abnormally heavy rains and destructive winds will continue in Central and southern regions of the country on Thursday and Friday.