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Flood, Typhoon Bring Big Damage to DPRK
| Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- The flood and typhoon that swept most areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from mid-June to late August caused heavy casualties and material losses in the country
According to data available, 300 people were confirmed dead and another 600 injured and missing throughout the country.
The devastating flood damaged, destroyed and submerged more than 87 280 houses, leaving 298 050 people homeless.
About 123 380 hectares of farmland were inundated, buried and washed away and at least 2 690 public and industrial buildings and some 350 educational and healthcare buildings destroyed.
92 drinking water supply systems, 40 sewage and drainage systems and more than 1 300 hectares of saltern were ravaged and 16 900 road trees fell down.
The flood washed away 131 kilometers of power-transmission line and 160 kilometers of electric cable, tumbling down a number of power poles.
50 odd coal pits were submerged and collapsed, with 180 cutting grounds and coal faces inundated.
More than 17 150 square meters of railroad were washed away and over 300 sections of railway covered by landslide, with scores of tunnels and railway bridges damaged.
In particular, the country was seriously affected by the typhyoon-15 that hit its most areas on August 28-29.
The typhoon left 59 people dead, another 50 missing, more than 8 100 houses destroyed or submerged and 26 320 people homeless.
The typhoon-triggered flood inundated, buried and washed away 51 600 hectares of farmland throughout the country, bringing big damage to crops yet to be harvested.
Some 960 public and industrial buildings were destroyed wholly or partially and submerged.
The hardest-hit area is Komdok with the nation's major mines. 34 people were confirmed dead and 42 others missing in the area.
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