DPRK suffers serious flooding

21:43, August 26, 2010      

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Sinuiju City and Uiju County of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been hit by serious floods caused by heavy rain, according to the official news agency KCNA.

More than 7,100 dwelling blocks for 7,750 families were destroyed, the KCNA said Thursday.

An estimated 7,200 hectares of farmlands were flooded, while more than 300 production-related and public buildings, 400 meters of bridges, and many structures, vehicles, water pumps and electromotors were damaged.

Many power transmission installations were also ruined.

The DPRK government is working hard to resume and stabilize the lives of the flood victims, according to the report.

The DPRK air force and navy have taken part in the disaster relief work in Sinuiju City, which suffered heavy rain on Aug. 21.



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