Cargo truck rolls over in Ryanggang Province, killing 21
A cargo truck heading to a construction site in Samjiyon-gun, Ryanggang Province, rolled over on June 3, killing 21 people, Daily NK has learned from sources in North Korea.
“A vehicle from North Hwanghae Province heading to a construction site in Samjiyon flipped over on a mountain road heading toward Hwajon-ryong (peak), Hyesan City, killing 21 people,” said a Ryanggang province-based source on June 4.
“Men in the truck leaped out as the vehicle flipped over, but many women and children were killed in their seats.”
The driver of the vehicle was heading toward the construction site with food and construction materials for workers, reported a source.
Hwajon Peak is the site of frequent traffic accidents and this most recent incident appears to be due to driver error. The incident was made more egregious because the driver appeared to have taken bribes to transport people.
Included among those who were on the truck was the commander of the military force that protects Kim Jong Un’s Samjiyon special residence and his fiance. They were riding the truck on the way to their engagement party. His fiance was killed immediately while he was reportedly severely injured......