(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Landslides triggered by torrential rains over the past two days have killed at least 22 people in South Korea, emergency officials said Wednesday.
The Korea Herald reports Chuncheon as being the hardest hit, with at least 13 people dying when several residential buildings were destroyed in a landslide. At least 20 more were injured, four of them critically.
Emergency officials said most of the victims of the Chuncheon landslide were students from Incheon's Inha University who were doing volunteer work in the area. The cabin in which they were staying was reportedly engulfed by a raging river of mud, according to the Lethbridge Herald.
Over 50 miles away at the capital of Seoul, a separate landslide left at least nine people dead.
South Korea's disaster control agency said six people have been reported missing, according to The Korea Herald.
Search and rescue efforts are underway.
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