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Flood Damage Serious in Sinuiju City, Uiju County
Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) -- Torrential rains and floods have inflicted a serious damage on Sinuiju City and Uiju County, North Phyongan Province.

Rivers have overflowed by unprecedented downpours of rain that fell on the northeastern area of China on the August 19 and 20 and heavy rains on the area around Lake Suphung of Korea from August 21 to lash the city and county.

According to information available for a relevant organ, more than 7,100 dwelling blocks for 7,750 families have been totally or partially destroyed or submerged.

An estimated 7,200 hectares of farmlands have been flooded, buried or washed away and more than 300 production-related and public buildings, 400 meters of bridges, 7,700 cubic meters of railroad, many structures, vehicles, water pumps and electromotors damaged.

Many pieces of power transmission equipment have also been lost.

The government is buckling down to flood recovery, stabilizing the life of the affected people.

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