Disasters Charter: Landslide in Seoul and Chuncheon, Republic of Korea

July 28, 2011 at 8:54 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Landslide in Seoul and Chuncheon, Republic of Korea:

Landslide in Seoul and Chuncheon, Rep of Korea

Type of Event: Landslide, Floods
Location of Event: South Korea
Date of Charter Activation: 28/07/2011
Charter Requestor: NIDP (Rep. of Korea)
Project Management: TBC

Description of the Event:
Seoul and Chuncheon, South Korea, were hit by severe landslides and flooding due to heavy rainfall (500mm) on 27 July, 2011.
– At least 17 residents were killed and 24 were injured by landslides from Mt. Umyeong in Seoul
– About 800 houses were flooded and 23 roads were closed
– A total of 66,093 households were hit with power failures
– A total of 13 voluntary students were killed at the Chuncheon landslide

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