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North Korean leader's top aide dies in car crash

 2015-12-30 05:45:26.0

216D92F8-68FF-42FC-A021-E76D2E487250_cx0_cy3_cw0_w900_r1_s_r1 London: �A top aide to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has died in a car crash, BBC reported on Wednesday. Kim Yang-gon, 73, was part of a high-level delegation from North Korea that helped ease a stand-off with the South in August, after an exchange of artillery fire. He was a secretary of the ruling Workers' Party and in charge of ties with South Korea, the report said citing North Korean state news agency KCNA. The agency called him Kim Jong-un's "closest comrade and a solid revolutionary partner". "Comrade Kim Yang-gon, a Workers' Party secretary and member of the party Central Committee Politbureau... died in a traffic accident at 6.15 a.m., Tuesday, at age 73," it said, without giving details. (IANS)

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