August 17, 2022

Damage from Typhoon Lingling “smaller than expected,” North Korean media says

Recovery from Saturday's storm proceeding at a "rapid speed": Rodong Sinmun

Update at 18:30 KST: This article has been updated to include new photos from the Asia Pacific Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Damage caused by a typhoon which hit North Korea over the weekend is smaller than initially feared, the country's ruling party daily reported on Tuesday, with the recovery effort said to be proceeding at a “rapid speed” following the on-site guidance of top officials.