PARNAS leader attacked during march in Nemtsov’s memorySociety & Culture February 26, 16:59
Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
PYONGYANG, September 3 (Itar-Tass) — A total of 48 people were killed, another 50 were wounded and dozens are still missing as a result of powerful Typhoon Bolaven which hit North Korea’s western coast last week, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Monday.
The typhoon has left more than 21,000 people without shelter as well as destroyed over 50,000 hectares of crops. About 880 industrial enterprises and public buildings, including dozens of schools and clinics, were damaged or destroyed by the typhoon.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday western and southwestern regions of the republic were hit by the typhoon, which uprooted trees and damaged power transmission lines. Residents of Haeju and Kaesong, big cities situated not far from the demilitarized zone, were left without electricity. The Ryesonggang power plant was damaged in the typhoon as well.
This year North Korea has already suffered first from drought and then from floods triggered by heavy rains in July and in the first half of August. According to official reports, over 170 people were killed and 212,000 were left without shelter. Floods destroyed 65,000 hectares of grain crops.
The United Nations and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies supply humanitarian aid to disaster zones, first of all drinking water, foodstuffs, medicines and personal hygiene products in order to prevent outbreaks of intestinal diseases.