Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

North Korea flood leaves 8 dead or missing

Floods in North Korea have left eight dead or missing and made more than 23,000 people homeless.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, torrential rains have caused huge flood damage in central part of the country leading to five deaths and three missing.

North Korea flood has damaged more than 6,060 dwelling houses.

Up to 413 mm rainfall has been recorded in Tongsin county over three days, Agence France-Presse has reported quoting weather service officials.

The South Korean Red Cross has also provided US$ 100,000 flood aid to the North Korea flood victims.

In neighbouring South Korea, floods have claimed lives of four people. South Korea flood also swept away over 40 vehicles in a parking lot in the Tan Stream.

Earlier on July 13, authorities had reported two fatalities from North Korea flood with huge flood damage in the central DPRK.

2012 North Korea flood claimed lives of at least 88 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013