Beijing: According to the reports received, floods in North Korea have triggered a havoc as the torrential downpours have killed 88 people till now.
A total of 134 were reported injured and around 63,000 have become homeless in the past 10 days. More than 5,000 houses were destroyed and nearly 12,000 were submerged in floodwaters.
Embankment extending 160 km and 4,800 hectares of cropland were washed away. South Pyongyang province suffered the biggest loss of life.
Big human and materialistic loss was caused between July 18 and 24. Around 300 public buildings and 60 factories had been inundated in the floods.
In 2011, summer floods and a bitterly cold winter led to chronic food shortage, prompting Pyongyang to appeal for international aid. The UN has forecast that three million North Koreans would need food aid this year.