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Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of : Flood : 2007/08/13

GLIDE:  FL-2007-000126-PRK

Duration 2007/08/13
Country or District Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of
Name Flood
Outline Flooding caused by heavy rain has left hundreds of people dead or missing in North Korea, state media has reported. The rain had flooded tens of thousands of hectares of farmland and destroyed more than 30,000 homes, official news agency KCNA said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2007/08/26
Some of the worst flooding to hit North Korea in decades has killed at least 600 people, double the previous known toll, the official news agency said at the weekend.

BBC news 2007/08/25
At least 600 people are dead or missing after devastating floods in North Korea this month, state media has reported. One million people have been affected by the downpours, with thousands injured and many more left homeless, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said

BBC news 2007/08/15
Officials in North Korea estimate that up to 300,000 people may have been left homeless by recent severe flooding, a UN aid agency spokesman has said.

BBC news 2007/08/14
Worst hit was Kangwon province, where 20,000 homes were damaged, KCNA said.

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Reliefweb 2007/08/13
DPR Korea: Floods (as of 13 Aug 2007) Affected area of the floods (PDF)