North Korea’s Kim inspects flood relief, ‘clarifies tasks’

A submerged Han River park by flooded Han River is seen in Seoul, South Korea, August 6, 2020. (Photo by Reuters)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to provide food and shelter for hundreds of families who lost their homes in floods, state media reported on Friday.

The North’s state-run television KRT showed photographs of Kim visiting flood-hit area in Unpha County of North Hwanghae Province, on the border with South Korea, as he “clarified tasks” for recovery work with officials there.

Torrential rain for several days has inundated more than 730 single-story houses, destroying 179 of them, and flooded rice-growing land, state media added. There were no reports of casualties.

Heavy rain across the Korean peninsula has brought flooding to both North and South Korea in recent days, and concern is growing about damage to North Korean crops.

(Source: Reuters)


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