Damage caused by typhoon in DPRK

Report
from Korean Central News Agency
Published on 02 Sep 2002
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Typhoon hard hit Kwangwon Province of Korea from August 31 to September 1. 20m/s strong wind accompanied by a torrential rain caused severe damage.

Rainfall stood at 530mm in Kosong county and 525mm in Thongchon county.

Rainfall registered more than 700 mm in some mountainous areas. Kumran-ri, Thongchon county was totally inundated.

Thousands of houses, public buildings, irrigation and telephone networks were submerged or destroyed. And a large area of farmland went under water or was washed away, making it hard to expect any harvest of crops from there.

Railways, roads and bridges were completely destroyed in hundreds of places and traffic was cut off in some areas.

The typhoon also left scores of people dead, many people missing and injured.

National and local institutions concerned are taking positive measures to recover from the damage caused by the typhoon.