REPORT: Kim Jong Un turns bus tragedy into photo op (video)


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In a rare display of sensitivity, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists whose bus plunged off a bridge in his country.

The despot was seen tenderly clasping the hand of a survivor of the disaster in the North Hwanghae province, where 32 Chinese nationals and four North Koreans perished, according to the BBC.

The article goes on to state the following:

Kim also visited the Chinese embassy Monday and said he felt “uncontrollable grief” about the deaths, the UK’s Guardian reported.

The state-run KCNA news agency quoted Kim as saying that his people “take the tragic accident as their own misfortune.”

“[Kim] said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart,” KCNA reported. “”He couldn’t control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives.”

The crash reportedly happened Sunday night in North Korea’s Hwanghaebuk-do Province.

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