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Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 in North Korea

  • Typhoon Bolaven has left 48 people dead in North Korea, with more than 50 others injured or missing, according to state-run KCNA news agency.

    The typhoon displaced more than 20,000 people while hundreds of trees were felled, resulting in power cuts.

    The North is still reeling from floods in June and July that killed 169 people.

    Typhoon Bolaven traveled up the western coast of North Korea before hitting the Japanese island of Okinawa.

    The country has asked the UN's World Food Program for emergency food aid.

    Storm damage to crops is seen as a severe problem in the communist nation, which struggles to feed its population and is heavily reliant on food aid.