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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
Kim Jong Un expressed relief that a typhoon which hit North Korea on Thursday had been smaller than anticipated and commended the DPRK's national crisis control system for its preparatory work, official state media showed on Friday.
Kim had been visiting part of South Hwanghae Province to inspect damage from Typhoon Bavi, also known as Typhoon 8 in North Korea, state outlet KCNA showed, after chairing a meeting earlier in the week to discuss preparations for its arrival.