DPRK suffers from serious flood damage

20:30, August 05, 2010      

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Heavy rainfall drenched the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month, causing great damage to the national economy and people's daily lives, the official news agency KCNA said Thursday.

According to the KCNA, the heavy downpour created floods and caused massive losses to the country's railway traffic, agriculture and other economic sectors.

Some 5,560 houses and more than 350 public buildings were destroyed and about 14,850 hectares of farmland was submerged. A number of industrial establishments, transformers, roadbeds and railways were also damaged.

The government has activated disaster relief procedures to manage the flood damage in the affected areas.

However, the KCNA did not disclose the number of people killed in the disaster.

Source: Xinhua

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