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Flooding in North Korea Devastates Crops, Infrastructure


North Korea says flooding caused by last week's typhoon, Wipha, has destroyed 14,000 homes and 109,000 hectares of crops.

The state news agency KCNA reported the damage Monday. It says the floods also destroyed or damaged 8,000 public buildings and washed out roads, bridges and railways. The report did not mention any deaths or injuries.

Most of the heavy rains and flooding occurred in the southwestern part of the country, including the capital, Pyongyang.

Last month, severe flooding in North Korea left 600 people dead or missing, and displaced more than 100,000 others.

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