N. Korea floods, landslides kill 31: State media
SEOUL (AFP) - Weekend floods and landslides across impoverished North Korea have left 47 people dead or missing and thousands homeless, state media reported on Wednesday, raising the disaster death toll to at least 119.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said 31 fatalities were caused by landslides and lightning due to torrential rains Sunday to Monday, with a further 16 missing.
About 4,900 houses were destroyed or damaged and 8,530 others were submerged by floods triggered by the downpour, it said, leaving 21,370 people homeless.
Swathes of crops were also inundated or destroyed.