calendar>>January 7. 2011 Juch 100
Helicopter Flies to Bring Drifters Home
Pyongyang, January 7 (KCNA) -- There is one more touching story in socialist Korea where the people have become a big harmonious family with General Secretary Kim Jong Il as its father.

Some days ago, 10 inhabitants of Kwaksan County, North Phyongan Province went adrift due to violent sea waves while plucking shell fish. They had been rescued by lighthouse keepers and inhabitants from Rap Islet but could not come back as the iceberg more than a fathom deep blocked their way.

The officials of the county and the families of the drifters were at a loss, though they confirmed their whereabouts.

Informed of this, Kim Jong Il took a measure to bring them home. A helicopter of the air force of the Korean People's Army flew towards a remote lighthouse islet in the West Sea of Korea.

When the helicopter appeared in the air over the islet in the morning of Thursday, all the drifters and four inhabitants of Nampho City who found shelter on the islet and those on it were moved to tears by the loving care shown by Kim Jong Il. They shouted at the top of their voices "Long live respected General Kim Jong Il!"

Copyright (C) KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) All Rights Reserved.