North Korea has been affected by floods caused by heavy rains over the past weeks, causing extensive damage, state-run media said, Xinhua reported
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said late Thursday that "a great deal of damage" was done to people's livelihoods, transport and agriculture.
Quoting official organs, "some 5,560 dwelling houses and more than 350 public buildings and production-related facilities were destroyed or inundated and some 14,850 hectares of farmland submerged, buried or washed away in the country."
The provinces of Jagang and South Hamyong were affected, KCNA said. Casualties were also reported, the agency said, without providing any details.
"Not a small number of industrial establishments were damaged or flooded, inflicting an adverse effect on the economic growth and the people's living," KCNA said.
Chinese media reported Wednesday that the worst floods for up to 100 years have brought misery to hundreds of thousands of people near the country's border with North Korea.
The Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin province was suffering its worst flooding for 100 years, with some 500,000 of its 2.2 million residents affected, the official Xinhua news agency said.