A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) — The flood and typhoon that swept most areas of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from mid-June to late August caused heavy casualties and material losses in the country
According to data available, 300 people were confirmed dead and another 600 injured and missing throughout the country.
The devastating flood damaged, destroyed and submerged more than 87 280 houses, leaving 298 050 people homeless.
About 123 380 hectares of farmland were inundated, buried and washed away and at least 2 690 public and industrial buildings and some 350 educational and healthcare buildings destroyed.
92 drinking water supply systems, 40 sewage and drainage systems and more than 1 300 hectares of saltern were ravaged and 16 900 road trees fell down.
The flood washed away 131 kilometers of power-transmission line and 160 kilometers of electric cable, tumbling down a number of power poles.
50 odd coal pits were submerged and collapsed, with 180 cutting grounds and coal faces inundated.
More than 17 150 square meters of railroad were washed away and over 300 sections of railway covered by landslide, with scores of tunnels and railway bridges damaged.
In particular, the country was seriously affected by the typhyoon-15 that hit its most areas on August 28-29.