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Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit N. Korea

Humanitarian agencies are warning of a "second disaster" in flood-hit North Korea with tens of thousands -- many of them children -- still homeless as the region's bitter winter approaches. Nearly 70,000 people are estimated to have lost their homes in disastrous flooding in North Hamgyong province in August and September that claimed more than 130 lives. In a joint statement Friday, Save the Children and UNICEF warned that flood-hit areas would begin to see sub-zero temperatures from the end of October as the "long and bitter" winter sets in.
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