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Funeral of Kang Sok Ju Held

Pyongyang, May 22 (KCNA) — A state funeral of Kang Sok Ju, member of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and deputy to the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, took place here on Sunday.

Present there were Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other members of the state funeral committee and bereaved family members of the deceased.
Bereaved family members and members of the state funeral committee observed a moment’s silence in memory of the deceased before his coffin was carried out of the Sojang Club.
The hearse left for the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri.
Pyongyangites bid last farewell to Kang Sok Ju in profound grief.
The hearse arrived at the cemetery.
A ceremony of bidding farewell to the deceased took place.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, said in a eulogy that the death of Kang Sok Ju, genuine revolutionary and able political activist, was a great loss to the WPK and the people.
Though his heart stopped beating, the feats he performed for the party, the revolution, the country and its people will last forever, the eulogist stressed.
The remains of the deceased were buried and bereaved family members and members of the state funeral committee spread earth on the grave.
Placed before the grave was a wreath bearing the august name of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Also laid were wreaths in the names of the C.C., the WPK, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK and the DPRK Cabinet.
All the participants observed a moment’s silence in memory of the deceased.

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