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N. Korea Says it Has Been Hit by Worst Drought in 100 Years

8 17.06.2015 Инфо

North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture. The official Korean Central News Agency said the drought has caused about 30 percent of its rice paddies to dry up. Rice plants normally need to be partially submerged in water during the early summer. KCNA said other crops were being planted in paddy fields in an attempt to reduce the agricultural shortfall. North Korea suffered a devastating famine during the 1990s that is believed to have killed hundreds of thousands of people.