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DPRK leader, Kim Jong Il, has ordered the Korean People's Army to launch a "rescue battle" in the flood ravaged city of Shi-nui-ji.
The Amnok river, running between China and the DPRK, is also known as the Yalu river in China and water from Torrential rains, this now overflowing river have flooded houses, public buildings and farmland in many parts of the city.
The DPRK's Air Force and Navy have joined the rescue and relief work with dozens of helicopters and naval ships have been dispatched to evacuate flood victims. More than five thousand people have been moved from the area.