Floods hit North Korea

SEOUL (AFP) – Floods caused by torrential rain have washed away homes, roads, railways and farmland in North Korea, state media said Sunday, without giving a casualty toll.

“Water damage restoration work is underway in… areas struck by continuing torrential rain,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, adding authorities were holding emergency meetings on aid for those affected.

The agency said work was underway to rebuild flood-hit homes, public buildings, bridges and roads.

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