24 Mar '11, 3am

N.Korea leader Kim Jong Il has reportedly donated US$500k to help pro-Pyongyang Korean victims of the Japan disaster

N.Korea leader Kim Jong Il has reportedly donated US$500k to help pro-Pyongyang Korean victims of the Japan disaster

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has reportedly sent US$500,000 to help pro-Pyongyang victims of the Japan disaster. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - NORTH Korea has donated US$100,000 (S$126,000) for relief efforts in Japan after it was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami, state media said on Thursday. The North's Red Cross sent the relief fund to its counterpart in Japan, expressing 'deep sympathy' for victims of the disaster and their families, the Korean Central News Agency said. The North's leader Kim Jong Il separately sent US$500,000 to help pro-Pyongyang Koreans living in Japan who were affected by the disaster, it said. More than 25,000 people have been confirmed dead or missing in Japan, 12 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country's northeast coast and triggered a crisis at a nuclear power plant. The communist state has no diplomatic relations with J...

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