Thursday, April 22, 2004

Report: Trains Explode in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - As many as 3,000 people were killed or injured Thursday when two trains carrying oil and liquefied petroleum gas collided and exploded in a North Korean train station, South Korean media reported.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, reportedly had passed through the station as he returned from China hours earlier, South Korea's all-news cable channel, YTN, reported.

What a shame. So close, yet so far away.

While I mourn the innocent loss of life, innocent loss of life is pretty routine in the North Korean Gulag. It would have been nice if Kim Jong Il, just once during his disgusting existance actually suffered along with his people.