At least 13 people have been killed and as many were reported missing on Tuesday in South Korea due to heavy rains in the region over the past few days that also caused major damage to communication and transport systems.

The latest deaths were reported from the cities of Pyeongtaek - 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Seoul - and Gapyeong, 45 km northeast of the capital, where six people lost their lives in separate landslides.EFE-EPA