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Damage in economic sector

Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) — Recent months of the abnormal weather which hit Korea brought heavy damage to various domains of the national economy.

In the coal mining industry including Kangdong, Anju, Kaechon, South Hamgyong provincial area coal mining complexes, more than 180 pits were submerged in water as a result of downpours. Water-logged coal mines numbered some 30.
More than 1,000 facilities, including pump, compressor and transformer, were destroyed.
Heavy damage is also reported from ore mining industry including the Ryonghung, Mannyon and Unhung ore mines.
Pylons fell and telecommunications networks were destroyed by a strong rainy wind, suspending the supply of electricity and paralysing the telecommunications. As a result, various domains of the national economy are in confusion.
Musan, Unryul, Jaeryong and other iron ore producing bases were submerged in water, leaving the facilities destroyed.
Tens of vessels were sunken, destroyed and missing and a lot of fishing boats were carried on to the ground by the waves.
In the timber industry hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of logs were lost after dams were destroyed. Forest roads and railways were completely destroyed by landslides.
Besides, Haeju, Chonnaeri and Komusan cement factories and other building-materials producing centres, land and city management domains and other fields of the national economy have been subjected to heavy damage.
Investigations into the damage are underway.

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