Spirit of Defending Leader with Life Displayed by Flood Victims
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) --The Korean People are willing to dedicate their lives for guarding the leader. The lofty spirit of defending the leader with the very life was given full play among the people in the flood-hit areas of the DPRK including South Phyongan, Kangwon and North Hwanghae Provinces in the middle of July.
Kim Tok Chan who was a designer of the Yangdok Forestry Designing Institute, South Phyongan Province, awoke from a sound sleep by a roaring sound of landslide triggered by torrential rains on the dead night of July 16.
He brought down the portraits of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il from a wall of his house, wrapped them with care and tried to evacuate. Having lost time to do so, he handed them over to his wife and pushed her to a safe place before he was buried in the landslide.
There are so many similar stories in the flood-damaged areas.
The Piryu River flooded to inundate some parts of the Jangrim workers' district in Songchon County, South Phyongan Province. The house of Kim Sung Jin, a tunneling worker of the Unsu Pit of the Songchon Mine, was waterlogged. His family members were stranded on the roof. Seeing this scene, head of the production workshop Ri Sang Son and rock-drill operator Jon Tae Yong swam to them. Kim Sung Jin gave them the portraits of the President and the leader, not his children.
Ri Hak Chol, manager of the Songchon Mine, told KCNA on the spot: "We suffered a serious flood damage this time. However, the workers of the mine and the residents displayed the noble spirit of defending the leader with their lives during the natural disaster. As the saying goes that the hard time tests a man, our people put the Party and the leader above their lives and property on the crossroads of life and death."
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