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Typhoon, Heavy Rain Cause Damage in DPRK

Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- The DPRK suffered human and material losses caused by typhoon-5 and torrential rains from late June to mid-July.

According to data available, windstorms and flood left dozens of people dead, wounded and missing.

Over 2,900 dwelling houses were wrecked throughout the country, 2,200 houses in South Hwanghae Province alone. More than 8,000 people are now living in makeshift buildings.

Nearly 60,000 hectares of farmland were submerged, buried or washed away, with this year's grain output of the country likely to be seriously affected by the damage.

An estimated 170 industrial facilities and public buildings collapsed and landslides and broken revetments severed roads and bridges.

Besides, some 300 light poles, including a high-tension tower, fell down, cutting off electricity supply, while more than 8 400 roadside trees went over.

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