Title of Hero of Republic Posthumously Awarded to Student

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) — The title of the Hero of the Republic was posthumously awarded to Yu Kyong Hwa, former student of Kim Chol Ju University of Education for fully displaying the spirit of devotedly defending the leader and revolutionary comradeship.

Early in January last when there broke out fire all of a sudden, she protected the portraits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and saved her revolutionary comrades from the flames at the cost of her life.

The Title of the Hero of the DPRK and Gold Star Medal and the Order of the National Flag First Class posthumously awarded to her were conveyed to her bereaved family at an awarding ceremony held Wednesday.

At the ceremony speakers referred to the brilliant life of her who always lived with rare desire and hope to be a true daughter of Songun Korea, adding that was why she displayed to the full the intense loyalty and noble comradeship to the last moments of her life.

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