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DPRK Hit by Torrential Rain

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- Many areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea were hit by a torrential rain. There was a heavy rain throughout the country from 15:00 Sept. 11 to 06:00 Sept. 13 owing to a tropical depression, 239 mm in Sinchon, 209 mm in Kangryong, 205 mm in Ongjin, 201 mm in Sariwon, 197 mm in Anju, 196 mm in Kangnam, 157 mm in Sukchon, 155 mm in Pyongyang, 144 mm in Haeju and 138 mm in Pakchon.
    There was a pouring rainfall of 80 mm in Kangnam, 66 mm in Kangryong, 60 mm in Sinchon, 52 mm in Anak and 50 mm in Phyongwon from 09:00 to 12:00 Sept 12 alone.
    Nearly 13,000 hectares of farmland were inundated and scores of dwellings and more than ten public buildings were damaged in South Hwanghae Province by the deluge of rain. And river banks and roads were destroyed at some ten spots.
    In North Hwanghae Province some 2,800 hectares of farmland were submerged and rice plants of more than 2,600 hectares fell down.
    Ninety dwellings were flooded in Sariwon.
    In South Phyongan Province some 80 dwelling houses which had been under construction totally collapsed.
    All efforts are now being focused on healing the damage in the flood-stricken areas.

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