19 Dec '11, 3am

N. Korea announces death of Kim Jong-Il

N. Korea announces death of Kim Jong-Il

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has died aged 69 of a heart attack, state media announced Monday, plunging the impoverished nuclear-armed nation into uncertainty. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the leader "passed away from a great mental and physical strain" at 8:30 am on Saturday (2330 GMT Friday), while on a train for one of his "field guidance" tours. It urged people to follow Kim's youngest son and heir apparent Kim Jong-Un, who is aged in his late 20s. "All party members, military men and the public should faithfully follow the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-Un and protect and further strengthen the unified front of the party, military and the public," said the news agency and a weeping TV announcer. KCNA said Kim died of a "severe myocardial infarction along with a heart attack". It said an autopsy was performed Sunday. The leader suffered...

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