Torrential rains caused flooding in South Korea, forcing authorities to close parts of highways, Thursday, August 6.
Weeks of rain have left vast swathes of farmland under water. In the capital, Seoul, the swollen Han river has flooded motorways and bridges.
About 1,300 houses are reported to have been submerged or buried in landslides across the country, Yonhap news agency reported, while nearly 1,000 roads and bridges have also been damaged.
By: Kate Morales