China to Send Aid for N.Korean Flood Victims

      August 26, 2010 11:32

      The Chinese government has offered emergency aid to North Koreans hit by recent flooding, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday.

      Sinuiju, a border city with China in North Pyongan Province, and surrounding farms were inundated by heavy rains over the last weekend.

      The agency did not elaborate the scale of the aid. KCNA added that Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed sympathy for the victims of the flooding in a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

      The U.S. government-sponsored broadcaster Radio Free Asia said Wednesday that North Korea requested emergency aid from the UN to cope with the flooding.

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