If you were wondering why the newly installed North Korean President ,Kim Jong-un didn’t attend the completion ceremony of the hydro-electric power station in Huichon in the country’s north, well it could exactly be that it had led to the death of his father Kim Jong Il.
The old leader who had served the nation from 1994 reportedly died after he was briefed about a leak at a power plant which was still under construction, the New York Daily News reported today.
“After being briefed about the leak, Kim Jong Il lambasted officials and ordered them to repair it,” an unnamed source told Chosun Ilbo.”He rushed to make an on-site inspection of the facility unable to contain his anger and died suddenly.”
North Korea announced last December that Kim had died of a heart attack on his train en route to a field inspection.The Chosun Ilbo reported that the power plant was to supply half of the power needs of Pyongyang and ease the capital’s power shortage problems.
According to The Independent, Kim considered the project to be crucial for Pyongyang and he visited the site at least eight times since work on the project started in 2009.
The North Korean government announced the death of Kim Jong Il on 19 December 2011.Following his death, he was succeeded by his third son Kim Jong-un. He was proclaimed the Eternal General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission in 2012.