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Hundreds evacuated in N Korea as heavy rain destroys houses

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Hundreds evacuated in N Korea as heavy rain destroys houses

SEOUL, South Korea — Heavy rains in northeastern North Korea like destroyed or flooded 1,170 houses and compelled 5,000 residents to evacuate to security, North Korea’s convey TV reported.

Thursday’s TV broadcast talked about this week’s downpour in South Hamgyong Province inundated or washed away hundreds of hectares (acres) of farmlands and destroyed many bridges. Photos showed houses submerged up to their red-brick roofs, a severed bridge over muddy water and a swollen river.

Early Newspaper

The broadcast didn’t point out any casualties. It talked about the North’s eastern coastal areas will continue to obtain heavy rains in the following few days.

Summer season rains in North Korea regularly reason excessive harm to its agricultural and diverse sectors attributable to sad drainage, deforestation and former infrastructure in the impoverished country. The inclement weather comes amid growing concerns about North Korea’s food security, despite the incontrovertible truth that outside monitoring groups haven’t detected any indicators of mass starvation or social unrest.

Chief Kim Jong Un talked about in June that his country’s food pain was becoming “anxious.” He earlier admitted his country had faced the “worse-ever” crisis attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S.-led sanctions and last year’s massive storm and flooding.

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Hundreds evacuated in N Korea as heavy rain destroys houses