A man in his 40s living in Musan County, North Hamgyong Province, lost his son during the widespread flooding that occurred last summer and bitterly regrets the turn of events. His son reportedly drowned while the father was trying to save portraits of the Kim family.
"A man who chose to save portraits of the Kim family over the life of his own son is now regretting his decision bitterly. People around him are saying, 'How could you let your son drift away just so you could save the portraits?’” a source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on May 22.
Another man in his 30s who lived in Onsong County lost his life while trying to protect a wall mosaic of the Kim family from drifting debris during the flood. But the authorities have yet to offer his family their condolences.