On July 3, the villagers of Daerang-dong, Jecheon, North Chungcheong, gathered to hold yet another round of discussions on what to do about the controversial solar power generator on a hillside near their village.
A total of 1,548 cases of landslides have been reported so far during this year’s unusually long rainy season, according to the Korea Forest Service (KFS), causing 99.3 billion won ($83.9 million) of damage.
Thunderous rains over several days have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and displaced more than a thousand, and the government warns the downpours are unlikely to subside this week.
As Korea tries to dry off from the weekend’s massive downpours, the country’s meteorologists warned that more rain is expected as one of the longest wet seasons on record shows no sign of stopping.
The landslide victory of the ruling Democratic Party (DP) in the April 15 parliamentary elections is being attacked by the main opposition United Future Party. Following Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don’s stepping down over a sexual assault scandal...