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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 08:52 AM

Typhoon Maysak: North Korea vows to punish officials over 'casualties'

Source: BBC

Typhoon Maysak: North Korea vows to punish officials over 'casualties'

5 September 2020

North Korea has vowed to punish local officials over a typhoon that hit the eastern coast on Wednesday.

A Workers' Party newspaper blamed authorities in the coastal city of Wonsan for failing to prepare for Typhoon Maysak, and accused them of having an "irresponsible attitude".

The paper did not say how many were missing, injured or dead, but said there were "dozens of casualties".

It claimed officials failed to follow orders given by the ruling party.

Local authorities in Wonsan had been instructed to "immediately organise a project to thoroughly identify properties at risk and evacuate all residents", Saturday's Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54040139

The typhoon hit the country's eastern coast (AFP)


Source: Agence France-Presse

North Korea officials to be punished after typhoon causes 'dozens of casualties'

Agence France-Presse
Sat 5 Sep 2020 07.46 BST

North Korea has pledged harsh punishment for local officials it says failed to protect residents from a typhoon which caused a “serious incident” with dozens of casualties, the ruling party’s newspaper reported.

Typhoon Maysak brought heavy downpours across the country earlier this week, with footage showing a street inundated with water in the eastern port town of Wonsan, Kangwon province.

Saturday’s Rodong Sinmun, an official newspaper, reported that leaders had decided to punish “irresponsible” city and provincial officials for causing “a serious incident involving dozens of casualties”.

The report did not say how many were injured, missing or dead.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/05/north-korea-officials-to-be-punished-after-typhoon-causes-dozens-of-casualties

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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:30 AM

1. I fear that the typhoon may result in

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