Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 8 dead

The rain began Monday morning and intensified through the evening.

At least eight people were killed

some by drowning in their homes — and seven others were missing, while more rain was forecast.

Commuters evacuated as water cascaded down the stairs of the Isu subway station like a waterfall.

In the nearby city of Seongnam, a rain-weakened hillside collapsed into a university soccer field.

Rescue workers failed to reach three people – two sisters in their 40s and a 13-year-old girl  – who called for help before drowning in a basement home in the Gwanak district of southern Seoul Monday night.

Three people were found dead in the debris of landslides and a collapsed bus station in the nearby cities of Gwangju and Hwaseong.