September 19, 2020

Satellite imagery reveals major flooding along Pyongyang-Kaesong highway

Damage to homes and farmland evident following UN report of deaths due to flooding

The Pyongyang-Kaesong highway and towns just north of Kaesong have suffered major flood damage after recent storms and subsequent swelling of the Ryesong River, satellite images from Planet Labs reveal.

An NK News review of the imagery follows a report published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday, which said that 76 people had died in the area as a result of heavy rains and flooding.