Saturday, November 14, 2015

Solemn Funeral of Late Ri Ul Sol Held

A state funeral of Marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Ri Ul Sol, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and deputy to the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), took place here on Wednesday.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un was present at the funeral.
Also present were senior party, state and army officials, the chairperson of a friendly party and other members of the state funeral committee, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs and the Cabinet and family members of the deceased.
There took place a ceremony of carrying the coffin out of the hall.
Kim Jong Un observed a moment's silence in memory of the late Ri Ul Sol and expressed deep condolences over his death before the coffin was carried out of it.
Bereaved family members and members of the state funeral committee observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased.
Kim Jong Un together with bereaved family members followed the coffin.
The armored car carrying the coffin left for the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong, escorted by motorcycles.
Tens of thousands of service personnel and people from all walks of life along the route on the Okryu Bridge, Mansudae Street, Pothong Gate, Yongung Street and Pipha Street, expressed condolences over the death of Ri, bidding last farewell to him.
Passers-by posed to bid farewell to the deceased.
The armored car drove past Ryonghung Crossroads, Podunamu Street and Mundok Street.
A ceremony of bidding the last farewell to the deceased took place at the cemetery.
Kim Jong Un attended the ceremony.
Members of the state funeral committee, family members of the deceased and officials of party, armed forces and power organs and the Cabinet were present there.
KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made an eulogy.
The remains of the deceased were buried amid the playing of funeral music and the firing volley for the deceased.
Kim Jong Un, together with senior army officials and family members of the deceased spread earth on the grave.
Placed before the bust of Ri Ul Sol was a wreath bearing the august name of Kim Jong Un.
Also laid were wreaths in the names of the C.C., the WPK, the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the DPRK National Defence Commission and the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.
Kim Jong Un observed a moment's silence in memory of the late Ri Ul Sol.
Members of the state funeral committee, bereaved family members and officials of the party, armed forces and power organs and the Cabinet observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased.


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