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N. Korea: 12 Died at Kim Il Sung Birthday Fireworks (tragegy & farce: only in NK)
Daily NK ^ | 04/23/10 | Jung Kwon Ho

Posted on 04/23/2010 6:44:47 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

12 Died at Kim Il Sung Birthday Fireworks

By Jung Kwon Ho

[2010-04-23 21:58 ]

Shenyang, China -- 12 people are reported to have died tragically after falling from the Daedong Bridge in Pyongyang during a rush of citizens trying to leave the fireworks display being held in Kim Il Sung Square on April 15th.

The tragedy occurred at a time when a 500-meter radius around the square was crowded with people.

A source from Pyongyang explained more on Friday, “After news that the General (Kim Jong Il) would not be participating in the event started circulating immediately after the fireworks began, the crowd flocked to the bridge to go home, causing the incident to occur. The bridge is the oldest one of four bridges along the Daedong River and only has a one meter high barrier, so tens of people fell from it and 12 died.”

According to the source, the fireworks display, “My Country Where the Supreme Leader’s Desire Blossoms,” started around ten minutes later than its 8 P.M. scheduled start time in the vicinity of Kim Il Sung Square and the Juche Tower, at which point Lee Yong Cheol, the Secretary of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League appeared on the podium set up in the Square to announce, “The No. 1 Event (in which Kim Jong Il would have taken part) has been cancelled. Now, fireworks and performances commemorating the Day of Sun will start.”

Thereafter, the source explained, “Since just one firework went off in the first ten minutes, the crowds started going back home saying it was boring and worse than last year’s event. In last year’s event, there were fireworks like a waterfall from the top of the Ryugyong Hotel, but this time there was no such thing.”

“Since the No. 1 Event was cancelled anyhow, going back home during the event could not be treated as a political problem,” the source added. “Therefore, people intended to leave as soon as possible.”

So, by 8:30 P.M., people were gathered on the road trying to get out of the Square, and officials from the National Security Agency and the People’s Security Ministry tried to regulate their departure. Those who wanted to avoid that regulation flocked to the Daedong Bridge, because on the other side of the bridge in Munsu Street there is the last stop of a trolleybus by which those living in Dongdaewon-, Sungyo-, and Daedonggang-districts could easily travel home.

Thereafter, the crowd tried to force itself across the bridge, causing the disaster.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthday; deathtoll; kimilsung; kimjongil; napl; nkorea; northkorea

1 posted on 04/23/2010 6:44:48 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/23/2010 6:45:12 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Since the No. 1 Event was cancelled anyhow, going back home during the event could not be treated as a political problem,”

How long until we have that same concern?


3 posted on 04/23/2010 6:52:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Yeah, a big pile-up incident in D.C. Street when ACORN try to fence in dispersing crowds from ‘No. 1 event,’ canceled because of Obama od’ed on crack.:-)
4 posted on 04/23/2010 6:57:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Poor souls. RIP.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 6:57:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: driftdiver

>> How long until we have that same concern?

Probably not long.

Don’t you know that public school teachers across the country are already working furiously to translate “My Country Where the Supreme Leader’s Desire Blossoms” into English so their brainwashed children can learn it and perform it.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 7:00:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

his bDay present: 1 firecracker in 10 minutes, and 12 dead.

THAT IS SOOOOO NORTH KOREAN....!


7 posted on 04/23/2010 7:00:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nervous Tick
Interesting tidbit in our geography text books. We are studying East Asia, and they list NK as having a 99% literacy rate.

I guess they don't count all those folks in the camps starving to death.

8 posted on 04/23/2010 7:03:28 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

I was thinking that all the time otherwise wasted on eating they use to learn how to read.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 7:05:28 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: mware

>> Interesting tidbit in our geography text books. We are studying East Asia

The bit about pushing NK “literacy” is interesting.

Even more interesting... you’ve been a Freeper since ‘99 and you’re still in school studying geography? What’s up with that? Did you start freeping in grade school? Whatever the story, my hat’s off to you — you have my deepest respect.

FRegards


10 posted on 04/23/2010 7:06:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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This was a tragic example of how any large crowd can be very dangerous.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 7:07:16 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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This was a tragic example of how any large crowd can be very dangerous.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 7:07:18 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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This was a tragic example of how any large crowd can be very dangerous.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 7:07:21 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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This was a tragic example of how any large crowd can be very dangerous.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 7:07:30 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

You can say that 4 times !


15 posted on 04/23/2010 7:14:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Nervous Tick
LOL I am teaching geography my FRiend, (only one section) I also teacher 3 sections of life science and one of earth science.

BTW, I mentioned to the class that I question the reliability of the information about NK siting the fact that the country is ruled by a dictator.

16 posted on 04/23/2010 7:15:33 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Knowing that the location was in North K, I would submit that the cause of death was a crush of people trying to get a piece of birthday cake.

Joking. Very sad.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 7:31:10 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: mware
On International Women’s Day US Behind Rwanda In Women’s Rights
18 posted on 04/23/2010 7:32:09 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
“My Country Where the Supreme Leader’s Desire Blossoms”

Catchy title. I'd imagine some teachers in Maryland are teaching it to their 1st and 2nd Graders.

19 posted on 04/23/2010 7:34:25 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“People’s Security Ministry”

Don’t let Zero see that.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 7:38:38 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What a wonderful sacrifice.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 7:43:40 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
“Since just one firework went off in the first ten minutes, the crowds started going back home saying it was boring and worse than last year’s event.

It's comforting to know that the deceased got to see a firework before they died.

22 posted on 04/23/2010 7:47:28 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Slings and Arrows; Petronski
“My Country Where the Supreme Leader’s Desire Blossoms,”

Man, that just dredges up all kinds of unpleasant imagery.

23 posted on 04/23/2010 7:57:10 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: driftdiver

“How long until we have that same concern?”

Our Dear Leader’s celebrations will go off without a hitch, comrade!/s;)


24 posted on 04/23/2010 8:00:22 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: fieldmarshaldj

This was terrible, losing people over the side who drowned, but even worse would have been for the bridge to collapse with all the people on it.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: dead

this is terrible quality control


26 posted on 04/23/2010 10:39:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; NYC GOP Chick; ...
I hear that North Korea is about to get a local version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. It's called Who Wants To Eat A Meal?


27 posted on 04/23/2010 11:46:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!" --nolongerademocrat)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Is this a new take on the joke; “What do you call 10 lawyers jumping off a cliff? A good start!”


28 posted on 04/24/2010 2:42:18 AM PDT by XHogPilot (A thief might rob you, but politicians can rob your family for countless generations.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Coming soon to a country near you. Very, very near you.


29 posted on 04/24/2010 4:30:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: TheOldLady
There's a song about that.
30 posted on 04/24/2010 5:04:45 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!" --nolongerademocrat)
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To: Touch Not the Cat
This was a tragic example of how any large crowd can be very dangerous.

B.S.

Maybe in a third world toilet.

Don't equate America with these idiots.

Numerous countries do this every weekend with no deaths.


31 posted on 04/24/2010 8:29:06 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would love to browse through your CDs. Or YT bookmarks, whatever.


32 posted on 04/24/2010 8:35:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well, at least this is a change from Indonesian ferry boat capsizings and Indian tangled train pile-ups.

What will we have to look forward to when we become a fourth-world nation in a couple of Obama years?

Leni

33 posted on 04/24/2010 8:38:38 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; Cindy

This remind me of Texas AM disaster from few years back Tiger REMEMBER that bonfire got out of control

THis is North Korea version


34 posted on 04/24/2010 9:12:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TheOldLady

http://www.youtube.com/user/saintpancake


35 posted on 04/24/2010 11:03:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwwww. That’s precious. Are you a subscriber or the author?


36 posted on 04/24/2010 7:32:22 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: TheOldLady

That IS my YouTube channel. If you click on the Favorites link you can see my favorite videos.


37 posted on 04/24/2010 10:13:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: mware

Korean writing was built for the language.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 10:23:06 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks!


39 posted on 04/25/2010 4:00:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: TheOldLady

De nada.


40 posted on 04/25/2010 5:39:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: mware

>> LOL I am teaching geography my FRiend

BOY IS MY FACE RED! Didn’t even think of that. Apparently I’m not smarter than a fifth grader!

FRegards


41 posted on 04/25/2010 6:05:06 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

How sad.


42 posted on 04/26/2010 12:02:19 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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