The DPRK flood victims were 8 people
July 23, 2013. In North Korea, there was a series of floods, which have claimed eight people. This is with reference to local media reports ITAR-TASS.
Hardest-hit South Pyongan Province and North Pyongan. 4.5 thousand houses destroyed, 17.7 thousand people were evacuated.
Floods caused by the rainy season. Last year at this time killing over 300 people.
Flood victims in North Korea were 8 people
July 23, 2013. As a result of floods caused by heavy rainfall, from 20 to 22 July in North Korea, killing eight people. On Tuesday KCNA news agency reported.
During this period, the element and destroyed thousands of homes flooded 4.5, resulting in a shelter lost 17.7 thousand inhabitants. The greatest damage observed in the central provinces of Pyongan and Pyongan, which also killed grain crops on a total area of 6,5 thousand hectares.
Local authorities are taking measures to eliminate the consequences of the disaster. According to official figures, in the summer of last year, victims of disaster — typhoons and floods in North Korea were more than 300 people dead and 600 injured. In rescue operations involved of the Korean People's Army.
The DPRK continues to extensive flooding
July 23, 2013. The rains that hit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in mid-July, do not expect to die down. According to North Korean weather forecasters, the amount of precipitation in the country for the first 20 days of monsoon rains, nearly twice the average long-term performance of July.
To date, we know of 11 dead inhabitants of the country. Three others are still missing. Nearly 24,000 people were left homeless by the floods. This is despite the fact that, according to United Nations estimates that about three million people in North Korea are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The largest rainfall recorded in the provinces of Chagang and North Pyongan — up to 410 millimeters. The water level in the Taedong River is about to rise to a critical point — 8.8 meters, according to "RIA Novosti" with reference to the Korean Central News Agency.
According to preliminary data, the rains have flooded more than 2 million hectares of agricultural land. Blurry more than 6.3 kilometers of roads, the water took more than 6,000 homes.
In 2012, the floods in North Korea, about 300 people were killed and more than 600 injuries of varying severity.