North Korea on Thursday warned that an “unprecedented” heatwave has caused heavy damage to crops as it urged citizens to “join the struggle” to prevent drought-like conditions from worsening and hampering food production in the impoverished country.

The Korean peninsula has been gripped by a scorching heatwave in recent weeks, with dozens of deaths in the South blamed on soaring temperatures that have hit all-time highs.

The temperature in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang climbed to a record high of 37.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, with state TV warning that it was “taking a toll on the economy”.

It did not elaborate on the scale of the damage.


Source: Seychelles News Agency