North Korean streets flooded as heavy rains exacerbate economic crisis

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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean towns along the border with China were flooded this week after heavy rain, threatening to exacerbate an already critical food and economic situation in the country. North Korea state broadcasters said the city of Sinuiju had reported its heaviest rainfall of the year on Thursday, with at least 132.5 mm (5.2 inches) of rain by 4 p.m. Video footage showed buses and other vehicles driving through water that had filled intersections, while pedestrians waded nearby. To the east, in North Hamgyong Province, officials were working to ensure water supplies remained sanit…

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