North Korea says typhoon killed 48 people
SEOUL (AFP) - A strong typhoon which hit North Korea last week killed 48 people and left more than 50 injured or missing, the country's state news agency said on Monday.
Typhoon Bolaven pounded the Korean peninsula last Tuesday, leaving a trail of death and damage in the two Koreas.
In addition to the casualties, 21,180 people were left homeless by the storm, which destroyed or inundated 6,700 houses, toppled more than 16,730 trees and disabled 880 industrial and public buildings, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said.
Bolaven also damaged at least 50,000ha of farmland, ravaging crops in 45,320ha of paddy and non-paddy fields, it said. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the death toll or damage estimates.