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Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:46

Flash flooding in North Korea after heavy rain kills 40 people and leaves thousands stranded, North Korean state media says. Natasha Howitt reports.

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Flash flooding near the border with Russia and China in North Korea's northeast has affected more than 11,000 people. North Korean media says thousands are stranded, and 40 people killed. This video was broadcast by the North's official news agency, KCNA. The contents cannot be independently verified by Reuters. A Chinese news website has said Chinese authorities are working with North Korean border officials to evacuate nearly 500 Chinese tourists. Earlier this month, the UN says torrential rain in the same area killed 21 people and affected over three thousand. In June, however, the country was reportedly suffering from its worst drought in a century.

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Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:46