N. Korea’s Kim Inspects Typhoon-Hit Areas, Criticizes Poor Coastal Safeguards

By Kyodo News 7 September 2020

SEOUL—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected the areas on the country’s east coast damaged by Typhoon Maysak and pointed out “poor” conditions along the country’s coastline, state media reported Sunday.

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by the year’s ninth typhoon last Thursday destroyed over 1,000 dwellings along the coastal areas of North and South Hamgyong provinces and left “not a few public buildings and farmlands” inundated, according to the Korean Central News Agency report.

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