The biggest snowfall in a century has buried cities in eastern South Korea and prompted rescue operations involving some 12,000 soldiers, as the coldest winter in years grips the peninsula.
The BBC quoted a local newspaper that described the region being hit by a “snow bomb”. A local resident, Park Chae-ran, said “I am 83 years old. It’s the heaviest snow in my life. I am really grateful for the soldiers’ help.”