Severe flooding in N Korea kills 76: Red Cross | 2018-09-07 | daily-sun.com

Severe flooding in N Korea kills 76: Red Cross

    7 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

PYONGYANG: Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with another 75 missing, many of them children, the Red Cross said Thursday, reports AFP.

Thousands of people have been left homeless after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, toppling more than 800 buildings including houses, clinics and schools in North and South Hwanghae provinces, leaving Red Cross volunteers scrambling to find survivors.

“Thousands have lost their homes and are in urgent need of health services, shelter, food, safe drinking water and sanitation,” said John Fleming of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) North Korea country office.

“With the cold season around the corner, we are also concerned this disaster will increase the risk of health problems and food insecurity for some communities.”


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