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Dramatic video: deadly landslides wash away S Korean capital

Residents of South Korea have been both astonished and shocked by the awesome power of a massive landslide that engulfed the country’s capital, swamping everything in its path.

A blast of heavy rain sent landslides barreling through Seoul and another northern town, killing at least 32 people, including 10 college students doing volunteer work.

The heavy rain also left about 620 people homeless and flooded 720 houses and about 100 vehicles throughout South Korea, the National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

The landslides are also thought to have washed parts of North Korean landmines into the South.