North Korean pupils drown after being 'ordered to save portraits of Kim Jong-un’s family'

North Korean pupils drown after being 'ordered to save portraits of Kim Jong-un’s family'
 

The tragedy, which also included the death of seven teachers, took place in the northern province of Hamgyong after it was battered by Typhoon Lionrock.
A source told South Korean media: “At Songhak High School, located near Hoeryong, seven teachers, including the vice-principal, and six students lost their lives while attempting to recover portraits and oil paintings out of the flood waters.
“The vice-principal, fearing punishment for not properly protecting the idolisation material, declared an emergency during the flood, and the teachers and the teachers and students mobilised for the... read more

 
8 October 2016 in World News, Views: 48
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