Agence France-PresseJuly 12, 2013 22:36
Two people were killed and hundreds left homeless after heavy rains pounded North Korea over the past three days, state media said Saturday.
"Flood damage occurred in the central DPRK," (North Korea) the Korean Central News Agency said, citing preliminary tallies compiled as of late Friday.
Large swathes of farmland were flooded in the provinces of South Hamkyong, North Hwanghae and Kangwon, KCNA said.
Poor weather makes it harder for the communist state to feed its 24-million-strong population as it lacks advanced agricultural technology and infrastructure.