Another tragedy of hunger… Family of three found dead

A building in the border area of ​​Pungseo County, Yanggang Province, North Korea. /Photo = Daily NK

It is said that a family living in Pungseo County, Yanggang Province, finally made an extreme choice after starving for a long time.

A Yanggang Province source told Daily NK on the 7th, “At the end of last month, a family of three living in Pungseo County suffered economic hardship for a long time and suffered from starvation.

According to the source, they were an elementary school child with polio and a young couple in their late 30s, who were found by local residents two days after their deaths.

It is said that after that, security guards from the police station (police box) were mobilized to investigate the circumstances of the incident while blocking all access of residents to the family’s house.

According to the investigation so far, it was first confirmed that this family was suffering from severe poverty because not a single gram of grain was found in the house, and no clothes to wear were found.

In addition, residents of the neighborhood testified that ‘the couple couldn’t send their children to school as starvation began, the husband hardly went to work for several months, and the wife’s face was so swollen that she couldn’t even go outside.’

In particular, the security guards recognized the couple’s composure even at the husband’s workplace, and this couple was extremely strict, so they had a reputation that they did not know how to extend a hand to others even if they did not exist, and that they could live without the law, which caused more pity from the residents around them. do.

The source said, “When autumn began, they barely lived by wandering the fields by gleaning, and when that didn’t work, they sold all the clothes they were wearing to survive, but the Ministry of Security decided that they had no way to live anymore, so they ended their lives. ” he said.

In particular, the source added that the Ministry of Security estimated that a few days before the incident, poison or sugar water was first fed to the child and then the couple drank it together.

However, it is said that there is a public opinion among the residents of the neighborhood that it is more likely that this family died of starvation at the same time.

The source said, “The Ministry of Security issued an order to keep the people’s unit and the district office quiet so that this incident would not leak outside. emphasized,” he said.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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