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Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of : Flood, Land Slide : 2006/07/18
GLIDE: FL-2006-000091-PRK  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/07/18
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Korea, Democratic People'S Republic Of
Name Flood, Land Slide
Outline More than 100 people are dead or missing in North Korea due to floods and landslides, an aid group operating in the communist nation said.

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  • CNN.com 2006/08/07
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Floods last month in North Korea killed at least 549 people and 295 others are still missing, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday, marking the highest acknowledged casualty figures from the disaster.

  • Reuters AlertNet 2006/08/07
    SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - More than 800 North Koreans are dead or missing after major rain storms and flooding that damaged homes and farmland, a pro-North newspaper published in Japan reported from Pyongyang on Monday.
  • CNN.com 2006/08/03
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's Red Cross has rejected an offer from its South Korean counterpart for aid to flood victims, a South Korean official said Wednesday, as an aid group claimed the disaster left about 10,000 people dead or missing.
  • CNN.co.jp 2006/07/28 (only in Japanese)
    UN reported at least 154 were dead from the heavy rainfall in North Korea.
  • BBC NEWS 2006/07/24
    About 60,000 people have been left homeless by recent flooding in North Korea, according to the UN food agency.
    The floods have also destroyed 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of farmland, causing the loss of 100,000 tonnes of food, the World Food Programme said.

  • BBC News 2006/07/21
    Hundreds are dead or missing in North Korea after days of heavy rain, according to state media.
    This is the first confirmation from Pyongyang that the severe weather has led to human casualties.
  • Swiss Info2006/07/21
    Hundreds of people have died or gone missing after heavy storms swept through North Korea in the past week, the North's KCNA news agency reported.
  • BBC News 2006/07/19
    At least 100 people have died or are missing in North Korea, the Red Cross said. State media confirmed storms had caused "tremendous" economic losses.
  • Reueters News 2006/07/19
    At least 129 people are confirmed or reported dead in North and South Korea in flooding and landslides over the last few days, according to officials and a leading international relief agency. In secretive North Korea, over 100 people died and thousands of people were left homeless, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said citing reports.
  • CNN.com 2006/07/18
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- More than 100 people are dead or missing in North Korea due to floods and landslides, an aid group operating in the communist nation said.

    The International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that heavy rains last week and this week had caused flash floods that totally or partially destroyed 11,524 houses, leaving more than 9,000 families homeless.

    More than 100 people were dead or missing, the group said, without giving further details.

    The North\'s official media has reported on the heavy weather affecting the country, but not mentioned any damage or casualties.