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Natural disasters

North Korea dispatches troops to rebuild after Typhoon Haishen

Production at Hyundai plant in South halted as storm hits Korean Peninsula

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a Workers' Party of Korea meeting to organize the recovery from natural disasters in areas of South and North Hamgyong provinces in this photo released Monday by the North Korean Central News Agency.   © EPA/KCNA/Jiji

SEOUL -- After blasting through the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa and Kyushu, Typhoon Haishen lashed the Korean Peninsula with strong winds and rain on Monday, destroying homes in the North and stopping production at the South's largest automaker.

North Korea's state Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Tuesday that the country dispatched military personnel to help rebuild houses. The daily said that many regions saw flooding, but it did not give specific details of damage or casualties.

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