Thursday, April 22


I read the story in the paper this morning of Kim Jong-Il having a very friendly meeting with the Chinese officials about nuclear talks, and found it interesting that the story mentioned he took the train back home. This is the very thing I wondered about.

Up to 3,000 Casualties in N.Korea Rail Blast-Report
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:11 AM ET

SEOUL (Reuters) - Up to 3,000 people were killed or injured in a huge explosion on Thursday when two goods trains collided in a North Korean station hours after leader Kim Jong-il had passed through, South Korea's YTN television station said.

Yonhap news agency also said there were thousands of casualties. Both Yonhap and YTN did not give a breakdown of deaths and injuries.
UPDATE: CNN has an update, but doesn't have a casualty count.