North Korea

Rumor Has it Kim Jong-Il Died Mid-Hissyfit

Reportedly had heart attack reacting to news that major dam project had sprung a leak

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il had died after getting into a fit of rage when he was told that a major dam project had sprung a leak. He collapsed during a briefing about a flagship hydro-electric power plant, but managed to order 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he died.

The secretive country had reported his death on December 19 last year, two days late, saying that the leader suffered a heart attack while travelling on his personal train to a field inspection, the Daily Mail reported.

North Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that 'after being briefed about the leak, Kim Jong-il lambasted officials and ordered them to repair it'.