A railway accident in North Korea blamed on poor track maintenance has killed at least 40 and injured hundreds more, North Korean sources say.
The Nov. 21 accident near Tanchon city in South Hamgyong province occurred as members of a construction labor force were returning from work in flood-damaged areas along the Tumen River bordering China, one source told RFA’s Korean Service.
By Ms. Pak Ryon Mi and Mr. Pak Jong Pil - DPRK Red Cross Society
Chairman Brownback, Members of the committee: It is an honor to be here today to discuss "Life Inside North Korea." As you may know, during the North Korean famine I have researched the living conditions of the average North Korean for many years with a particular focus on their food security. I have traveled inside the country, visited the border areas in China, and interviewed North Korean refugees in a number of countries.
My testimony will be based on five propositions about the nature of the North Korean regime and the way in which it controls North Korean society.