SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says China and its Red Cross have decided to give Pyongyang relief aid to help recover from recent flooding.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that Chinese President Hu Jintao also expressed “deep sympathy and sincere consolation” in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
KCNA didn’t reveal the amount of aid. North Korean media said last week that the country was seriously suffering from flooding that had inundated rice fields and destroyed roads, houses and public buildings.
Human casualties haven’t been mentioned. Torrential rain in more developed South Korea has killed dozens over the past week. Forecasts say more rain is expected this week.