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S.Korean alert as mudslides reveal landmines

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S.Korean alert as mudslides reveal landmines


A series of deadly unexploded landmines have been washed up by flood waters in and around South Korea’s capital.

The explosives, buried around military sites in southern Seoul, were displaced after a mudslide in the area smashed into dozens of homes. The mines were laid during the 1950-53 Korean War.

For authorities, it is an unwelcome addition to their rescue and recovery efforts as more rain continues to batter the mountainous region surrounding the capital.

At least 67 people are dead or missing. More than half a metre of rain has fallen in the Seoul region since late on Tuesday, the heaviest deluge for July since 1907.

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