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Mudslides impede North Korea flood relief

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 01:09

Aug. 14 - Mudslides cut off roads, hampering relief efforts in North Korea after floods claimed almost 170 lives in the impoverished country. Sarah Charlton reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Villagers suffering from floods in North Korea face isolation, as mudslides cut off roads, hampering relief efforts. Footage from Chinese state media showed people in southern Pyongan Province clearing blocked highways. The area has already been devastated by floods, claiming almost 170 lives. Reports said the mudslides were hampering aid delivery to flood victims. Some locals are now living in tents. SOUNDBITE: LOCAL RESIDENT PARK UN-SUN SAYING (Korean): "I was told to run quickly for my life, so I ran up to a mountain with my child. However, I had never thought my house would be washed away. I was extremely stunned and it seemed as if the world was caving in." North Korean state media says at least 400 are missing after the floods damaged houses and farmland. Over 200,000 people have been made homeless.

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Mudslides impede North Korea flood relief

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 01:09