A Look at Past Car Accidents Involving N. Korean Officials

December 30, 2015 7:22 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Wednesday that the country's top official in charge of relations with South Korea died in a traffic accident earlier this week. The Korean Central News Agency gave no other details, triggering questions about the death of a man who was dubbed as a close associate of absolute leader Kim Jong Un.

He's not the only senior North Korean official reported to have died in a car accident. While information in the secretive, authoritarian state is often impossible to confirm, outside observers use the officials' reported feuding with their political opponents to guess who might have been behind the...

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