November 14, 2018 12:18
Four North Koreans workers died while trying to patch up a decrepit factory North Korean leader Kim Jong-un singled out for being "shabby" during a recent site visit.
The Daily NK online newspaper on Tuesday quoted sources in North Hamgyong Province as saying the accident occurred at a bag factory in Chongjin in mid-September when the ceiling collapsed during construction.
The daily said four workers died and dozens were hurt, 10 of them seriously.
Kim had paid a visit to the factory in July and told workers, "Looking at the shabby condition, there are clearly problems in the way the regional party committee is doing things."
He ordered a thorough review of the factory's operations and said officials responsible for the condition of the facility must be identified. The workers were apparently in a rush to refurbish the factory when the accident happened.
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