Updated: March 5, 2021
North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un aka “rocket man” is believed to be still alive after his train was spotted at coastal resort days ago contrary to reports in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan that he had died or was in a vegetative state.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that “evidence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still alive and in the coastal resort of Wonsan is mounting, as satellite images showed his train apparently traveled there in the past few days”.
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In addition, U.S. and South Korean officials said they did not believe he had died
The Post added that although rumors of Kim’s possible demise have been swirling since he skipped celebrations for his grandfather’s birthday on April 15, and after a South Korea media report said he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure on April 12, “U.S. and South Korean officials are skeptical, and believe he is spending time at the coastal resort of Wonsan.”.
A Hong Kong broadcast network is reporting that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has died, while a Japanese magazine says he is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.
A vice director of HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television, a Beijing-backed broadcast network in Hong Kong, claimed that Kim was dead, citing a “very solid source.”
Her post on the Chinese messaging app Weibo has been shared widely on social media, according to a report in the International Business Times.
“Other unconfirmed reports, attributed to senior party sources in Beijing, said an operation to insert a stent went wrong because the surgeon’s hands were shaking so badly,” New York Post added.