19 Dec '11, 5am

Death of #Kimjongil sparks fears of conflict in South Koreans

Death of #Kimjongil sparks fears of conflict in South Koreans

News of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il hit South Koreans like a bolt from the blue Monday with fears of conflict after it sparked a military alert along the heavily fortified border. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL (AFP) - News of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il hit South Koreans like a bolt from the blue Monday with fears of conflict after it sparked a military alert along the heavily fortified border. 'I'm speechless,' Ms Kwak Bo Ram, 24, an NGO official told AFP. 'I'm just shocked and worried at the same time. 'It was always a rumour before, not a confirmed report,' she told AFP, referring to occasional rumours which surfaced in recent years. A weeping black-clad announcer on the North's state television announced that the 69-year-old died of a heart attack while on a train during a field inspection visit. The television and the official Korean Central New...

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