Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) — The abnormal weather that recently hit Korea caused heavy damage in the northern inland area as well as in the plain area.
Crops suffered heavy damage from the off-season large flakes of snow and frost that fell in some Ryanggang provincial areas 900 metres above sea levcl.
On June 30 a heavy rain fell in Paekam and Unhung counties and on July 21 it hailed in Kapsan and Samsu counties. As a result, vast traces of arable land were destroyed and seeds of potato, barley and other crops had to be sown again.
On July 3 a hail-storm and strong wind hit Jasong county, Jagang Province, causing damage to more than 620 hectares of arable land and destroying many dwelling houses and roads.
Worse still, it hailed in the county on July 23. A piece of hail was 15 millimetres in diametre. The harvest of crops is expected to decrease drastically.
Heavy damage is also reported from Yonsa and Musan counties of North Hamgyong Province, Pujon county of South Hamgyong Province and other areas.
Tens of thousands of hectares of arable land recently suffered damage in the inland area. More than half of the harvest of maize, beans, potatoes, barley and other crops is expected to drop.
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