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North Korea hit by severe floods, state media reports

North Korea appears to be in the grip of massive floods after at least a week of torrential rain, according to reports on the country's state-run television station.

What little infrastructure there is outside the capital has been shown to be badly damaged, but the media has praised Kim Jong-il for sending military vehicles to help trapped civilians.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 30 Jul 2010