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Drought hits crops in North Korea


PYONGYANG: North Korea said yesterday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the south-west coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organised by government.

The Korean Central News Agency said a long spell of drought has lingered in the south-western coastal areas since April, withering crops.

“Granaries in North and South Hwanghae provinces have been heavily affected by the drought,” it said.

Drought had also dried up 30% of the reservoirs across the country.

Soldiers, students and children have been mobilised to help farmers restore tens of thousands of wells and hundreds of reservoirs and dammed water pools. Xinhua

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