A rain-triggered landslide buried two military barracks where dozens of soldiers were sleeping, killing at least four of them, Defense ministry officials said.
Twenty-eight soldiers were rescued within an hour after the pre-dawn landslide Friday near Chorwon, a city near the North Korean border, the officials said. Rescue work was hampered by bad weather.
Fifteen of the 47 soldiers in the barracks at the time were still missing. Friday’s rainstrom hit South Korea’s central and eastern regions, flooding low-lying areas.