29 September 2020,   03:09
22 dead, 4 missing in North Korea floods

Severe floods in North Korea have killed at least 22 people and left four others missing, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In a statement citing figures from North Korean officials, the IFRC said the floods have also caused widespread crop damage, intensifying economic concerns in a country that already suffers chronic food shortages.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Friday that nearly 40 000 hectares of crops have been damaged and 17 000 houses destroyed or inundated.