Concerns about crop damage and the impact on food supplies are mounting as forecasters report more than 500mm of rainfall in three days.
More than 1,100 homes in North Korea have been damaged, thousands of people have been evacuated, and farmland and roads have been eroded after days of torrential rains that brought flooding, state media reported.
The reports come amid growing concerns about crop damage and possible impact on food supplies to North Korea, which is cut off from most foreign imports and aid due to self-imposed border restrictions aimed at staving off the coronavirus outbreak, as well as international sanctions. …
Heavy rain hit several areas on the east coast, including North and South Hamgyeong provinces, state broadcaster KRT said Thursday.
Television showed houses flooded to roofs, bridges and dams washed away by water.