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N.K. leader holds party meeting during visit to typhoon-hit area

All News 06:35 September 06, 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited typhoon-hit areas in the country's eastern South Hamgyong Province and presided over a Workers' Party meeting at the scene to discuss recovery efforts, state media reported Sunday.

The Korean Central News Agency said that last week's Typhoon Maysak left more than 1,000 houses were destroyed along the coastline areas of South and North Hamgyong provinces, and "not a few public buildings and farmlands were inundated."

The enlarged executive policy council meeting, held on Saturday, "had an in-depth discussion about the issue of the recovery from damage in the typhoon-hit areas of the two provinces and studied and decided on the detailed measures such as organization of building force to be urgently dispatched to the areas, designs and material transport," KCNA said.

In a public letter sent to party members in Pyongyang, Kim said he will dispatch "12,000-strong divisions of the elite party members of the capital to South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province each" to help their recovery efforts, according to the KCNA.

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