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DPRK Seriously Affected by Heavy Rains

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) — It rained torrentially between 14 and 16 of July, causing heavy human and material losses in many parts of the DPRK.

The government of the DPRK has taken emergency measures to rehabilitate the disaster-hit areas and investigated the losses. According to the investigation, several areas in South Phyongan, Kangwon and South Hamgyong Provinces were hit hard.
In the Yangdok, Sinyang and Songchon areas of South Phyongan Province, a lot of people died, more than 6,200 dwelling houses and some 490 public buildings were partially or totally destroyed and submerged, and thousands of hectares of arable land inundated, washed away and buried. And motor roads, bridges and railway trunk lines were seriously damaged at over 200 points and electricity and communication networks cut off.

More than 6,000 dwelling houses and over 200 public buildings were partially or totally destroyed and thousands of hectares of farmland were flooded, washed away and buried in Wonsan and various areas of Kangwon Province.
Similar losses have been reported from Kowon and Yodok areas of South Hamgyong Province.

Hundreds of people died or went missing and tens of thousands of houses and public buildings were destroyed partially or totally and submerged beneath water and roads, bridges and railway lines badly damaged at hundreds of points.
In particular, the farmland which was havocked in South Hwanghae Province and other rural areas reaches hundreds of thousands of hectares.

The government is making every effort to recover the affected areas and to stabilize the life of the flood victims.

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