19 Jul 2010

Water warning given by Nth Korea

6:06 am on 19 July 2010

After heavy rain on the Korean peninsula, North Korea has told the South it may soon have to release large quantities of water from a dam just north of the border.

The notification, made through a military communications line, contrasts with an unannounced discharge of 40 tonnes of water by North Korea last autumn.

That incident caused a river surge in the South and killed six people.

The warning appears to be the first conciliatory gesture from the North since the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.