SEOUL, July 19, 2006 (AFP) - At
least 150 people on the Korean peninsula are believed dead or missing and
several thousand are homeless after monsoon rains caused severe flooding
and landslides, officials and aid workers said Tuesday.
The Red Cross reported that at least
100 people were either dead or missing in the impoverished North, where
a further 9,000 had been left homeless by the rains.
"In some remote areas, whole villages
have been swept away and essential public services, such as health care
clinics, have been destroyed," Jaap Timmer, the head of North Korean