20 Dec '11, 5am

Kim Jong-Un visits late father

SEOUL: North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un visited the body of his late father and former leader Kim Jong-Il Tuesday to pay his respects, state media reported. "Comrade Kim Jong-Un... paid a visit to the body of comrade Kim Jong-Il with party, government and military officials and expressed condolences with the deepest sorrow," the official news agency said. Official media have reported scenes of mass grief since Kim's death at the age of 69 was announced Monday. He died two days earlier of a heart attack during a train trip. The North has set the senior Kim's funeral for December 28 and urged people to rally round the son as "great successor".

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