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DPRK Hit by Heavy Rain Again
Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Many areas of the DPRK have been seriously affected by heavy rainfalls again.

According to data available for the Hydro-meteorological Service, 100-500mm torrential rains came down in some areas of North and South Hwanghae, Kangwon and South Hamgyong provinces and Kaesong City from around 00:00 Tuesday to noon Thursday.

It rained 564mm, 469mm, 339mm and 337mm in South Hwanghae Province's Chongdan, Pongchon and Kangryong counties and Haeju City respectively. And it rained 397mm in Kaesong City and 343mm, 333mm, 328mm in Kangwon Province's Sepho, Phyonggang and Changdo counties respectively and 341mm in Phyongsan County, North Hwanghae Province.

The downpours severely damaged economic sectors in the afflicted areas.

An initial survey shows more than 36,000 hectares of cropland were flooded in South Hwanghae Province, some 20,000 hectares of them being submerged.

Thousands of dwelling houses and hundreds of industrial establishments, schools and public buildings were destroyed.

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