Heavy rains cause flooding along Han River near Seoul
12 August 2020 | 2:39 pm
Heavy rains in South Korea cause flooding in some areas and submerged parkways along the Han River.
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Gym-goers work out in Seoul, where Covid restrictions have been brought in that include banning upbeat songs during group exercises and applying a speed limit on treadmills in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19.
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