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Rains pound South Korea causing landslides, bullet trains slowed

Rains pound South Korea causing landslides, bullet trains slowed
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SEOUL —?South Korea's national rail company on July 10 suspended some regular routes and slowed bullet trains because of heavy rain in the country's central region that began on July 7, causing flooding and landslides.

The city of Gunsan received nearly 100mm of rain within an hour early on July 10 and a number of areas in the central region received precipitation of more than 200mm a day, according to the weather agency.?

The Ministry of Interior reported one person died after a wall supporting a hill collapsed and struck him and also said there has been heavy damage to property, roads and infrastructure.

Korail, the national rail service, said the Saemaeul and Mugungwha trains have been suspended on six central regional routes, with some service halted for a few hours and some until midnight.

The KTX bullet trains were operating but were running at reduced speeds through some areas, Korail said.

The month of July is annually the monsoon season in the country but it has experienced extreme weather in the summer months in recent years, which President Yoon Suk-yeol has said should be anticipated due to climate change.

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