Seoul residents have been pictured wading through water up to their waists after record rainfall hit South Korea, killing at least four people living in basement flats immortalised in the film Parasite.

A further four people have been confirmed dead as a result of the floods which have knocked out power, caused landslides and left roads and subways submerged.

The southern part of the national capital received more than 100mm of rain per hour late on Monday, with some parts of the city hit with 141.5mm, the heaviest rainfall in decades, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

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