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In photos and videos: Seoul’s dramatic scenes of floods

SEOUL — At least eight people have died after a record amount of rain fell over South Korea on Monday and Tuesday, including in the capital, Seoul, inundating city streets and flooding subway stations.

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Photos and videos from the Seoul metropolitan area, home to about 25 million people, showed half-submerged cars, people walking through waist-deep water and subway stations overflowing. Eight people died in floods, landslides and other incidents, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. Seven other people are missing, including four in Seoul’s Seocho district, where South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol lives.

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Aug. 9

A main road near Han River is flooded. Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea's capital region, turning Seoul's streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations.

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Aug. 9

Cars damaged by floodwater on a street in the Gangnam district.

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Aug. 9

A car in Gangnam district damaged in the flooding.

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Aug. 9

A damaged road at Seoul National University's Gwanak campus.

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Aug. 9

People walk on a damaged road near a subway station.

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Kim Ju-sung/AP

Aug. 9

Workers clear debris at the historic Namseong Market in the Gangnam district.

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Aug. 9

Workers clear debris at Namseong Market in the Gangnam district.

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Aug. 9

A shop owner carries debris after water drained from a traditional market that was submerged.

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Aug. 9

A worker sweeps water at Namseong Market.

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Aug. 9

A shack damaged by the torrential rain.

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Aug. 9

People clean up debris at a traditional market.

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Aug. 9

A landslide hits an area in Gwangju, east of Seoul.

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Aug. 9

Rescuers in Gwangju search for two people.

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Aug. 8

Men watch an abandoned vehicle in a flooded area during heavy rain.

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Aug. 8

Vehicles in a parking lot get submerged during the heavy rain.

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Photo editing and production by Troy Witcher; Text by Min Joo Kim, Andrew Jeong and Sammy Westfall; Video editing by Jason Aldag