Heavy rains drenched South Korea's capital region, turning the streets of Seoul's affluent Gangnam district into rivers,

At least seven people have died and six others are missing, according to transport systems.

There were further damage concerns as torrential rains were forecast for the second day in a row.

While most subway services in the Seoul metropolitan area were back to normal operations,

About 80 roads and dozens of riverside parking lots remained closed due to safety concerns.

President Eun Suk Yeol calls on public employers and private companies to adjust their commute hours

and urged aggressive action to evacuate people in dangerous areas to prevent deaths.

Seoul's Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Hong-sik said that if requested by cities or regional governments

The Army is ready to deploy troops to help with the recovery efforts.

The rain started on Monday morning and intensified by evening. The Ministry of the Interior and Security said that

Around 800 buildings were damaged, while more than 400 people had to be evacuated from their homes.

The North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper described the rain as potentially "devastating" and

Called for measures to prevent flooding on the Taedong River that flows through the capital Pyongyang.