Five dead, three injured after typhoon hits North Korea | Eurasia Diary -

30 May, Saturday

Five dead, three injured after typhoon hits North Korea

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A powerful storm travelled on Saturday From South Korea to its northern neighbour, bringing winds with a speed of up to 122 mph that equals to a Category 3 hurricane, Sputnik reports.

According to North Korea's state-owned KCNA news agency, a typhoon has hit the Asian nation, leaving at least five people dead and three people injured.

Besides people left dead and injured, the hurricane has impacted 46, 200 hectares of farmland and has left more than 160, 000 homes without power.

Prior to the storm, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un convened an emergency meeting to prepare for the disaster, saying that the country's military would drive recovery efforts from the storm and that it would be an "enormous struggle," according to KCNA.

The agency further reported that the authorities were giving primary attention to the protection of crops as well as dams and reservoirs.


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