Downpours Damage Some Areas of DPRK
Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- Downpours swept some east and west coastal areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on July 29-30, leaving 31 people dead and 16 missing.
The casualties were caused by landslides and thunderbolts in Kaechon and Tokchon cities of South Phyongan Province, Nyongwon County of North Phyongan Province and other areas.
The rain-triggered flood destroyed or damaged more than 4 900 dwelling houses, submerged 8 530 houses, leaving 21 370 people homeless throughout the country.
At least 15 370 hectares of cropland were flooded, buried or washed away and 200 odd public and factory buildings submerged or destroyed. -0-