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article imageNorth Korea faces further dangerous thunderstorms (video)

By Anne Sewell     Jul 30, 2012 in Environment
Pyongyang - North Korea is facing a new wave of dangerous thunderstorms, which could inflict severe damage. State media sent out an alert after a previous week-long flood killed 88.
Earlier in July, North Korea was hit by week-long flooding, killing 88 and injuring 134. The flooding left around 63,000 homeless and more than 30,000 acres of farmland were destroyed.
And now, once again, North Korea is being lashed by severe thunderstorms. State media reports that strong winds and heavy rains were battering parts of the country, including the capital, Pyongyang. The official news agency predicts that "most regions will face huge damages".
State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that "Torrential downpours are continuing even at this hour in some regions ... it is expected that most regions will face huge damages due to the heavy downpour, strong wind and thunders."
According to a recent UN observation, more than three million people in North Korea will need food aid in 2012.
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