Fresh rains turned mountain streams into raging torrents Monday, hampering the search for 60 people known missing in floods in South Korea. The death toll rose to 59 after more bodies were recovered.
Among the dead were two children found in a car that police pulled out of a stream.Also Monday, a rescue helicopter crashed in a rice paddy after being buffeted by a sudden rain shower, injuring five people. All five were in serious condition.
The helicopter went down near Mt. Chiri National Park, the area hardest hit by Saturday's floods and heavy rain.
About 7,000 policemen and soldiers cleared landslides blocking access to the park where dozens of campers were still believed to be stranded.