BEIJING, Aug 17, 2006 (AFP) - The
number of people killed or missing in North Korea's floods is more likely
to be in the hundreds rather than 54,700 as an aid group reported, international
relief agencies said Thursday.
Good Friends, a South Korean group and
long-term aid partner for North Korea, said Wednesday that 54,700 people
were dead or missing and 2.5 million were homeless after last month's floods
in the communist state.
However, the International Federation
of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which has provided assistance