NORTH Korean despot Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed engineers who worked on an apartment block that collapsed last week, killing an estimated 500 people.
The 23-storey building went down in the capital Pyongyang, triggering a rare public apology from the North Korean regime.
Kim was reportedly unable to sleep after hearing about the collapse of the newly-built block that was said to have been home to top intelligence and police officials, as well as a large number of the ruling party elite.
While an official was photographed making a grovelling public apology, this was apparently not enough for the North Korean dictator.
Citing media reports in Japan, Mail Online said that four engineers behind the construction were put to death by firing squad on the despot’s orders. A military official in charge of the project was sent to a prison camp, the paper said.
While the secretive state has given no reason for the collapse, it is likely due to bad workmanship. Construction workers are believed to frequently steal materials like steel and cement from building sites to sell off on the black market.
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