November 29, 2023

Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media

Pyongyang claims efforts to stop fire at ROK-owned resort that Kim Jong Un ordered destroyed in 2019

A forest fire tore through North Korea’s Mount Kumkang region over the weekend, state media claims, coinciding with what NK News reported on Monday was the destruction of a South Korean-owned multi-million dollar golf resort in the area at the same time.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) mentioned the golf resort in a report on Tuesday and said unspecified “facilities” were damaged, while fresh satellite imagery taken Monday showed continuing destruction of the Ananti Golf Resort and Spa after the reported fire.