By John Smith •
Published: 06 Sep 2020 • 12:47
FOR someone who was recently reported as being in a coma and handing over leadership to his sister, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looked remarkably healthy as he toured coastal areas of the country which were recently hit by a typhoon.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) more than 1,000 houses were destroyed in coastal areas of South and North Hamgyong provinces and crops had been devastated (in a country where western sources insist that famine is never far away).
After dismissing a local party leader and promising to send 12,000 ‘volunteers’ from capital Pyongyang the leader said that he would punish any official who had failed to help those affected by the typhoon.
Whilst no details of casualties are known, local sources suggest that several people have been injured during this ongoing period of turbulent weather.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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