China rescues three trapped in DPRK floods

Zhang Tao

CHANGCHUN, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- A group of Chinese rescuers saved three people from flooding caused by Typhoon Lionrock, in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday.

The team rescued two men and a woman on the country's Onsong island, which neighbours northeast China's Jilin Province, at 4: 30 p.m. on Thursday, under the request of DPRK, according to the Jilin flood control office.

Shortly after noon, the rescuers arrived at the island on boats and used a drone to locate the trapped group who were later sent back to Namyang city.

The typhoon has brought heavy rain to the cross-border Tumen river, resulting in the relocation of more than 40,000 people in Jilin.


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