North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage

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Published on September 9, 2020 - Duration: 01:11s

North Korea Mobilises Thousands After Typhoon Damage

North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon.

After surveying the damage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrote an open letter to members of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, urging them to volunteer in the recovery effort.

About 12,000 people answered his call, attending a ceremony outside the Kumsusan Palace in the capital, where the bodies of past leaders Kim Il Sung and Kimg Jong Il are kept.

The communist country is reeling from three typhoons and a storm in just a month, on top of a self-imposed international lockdown against Covid-19.

Report by Avagninag.

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Kim Jong-un

Current supreme leader of North Korea

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North Korea’s ruling political party

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