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Funeral Service for Kim Kuk Thae Held
| Pyongyang, December 18 (KCNA) -- A state funeral service was held here on Monday for Kim Kuk Thae, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and chairman of the Control Commission of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other members of the state funeral committee and the bereaved families of the deceased.
Members of the funeral committee and the bereaved families observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased.
The coffin was carried out of the Sojang Club.
The hearse left for the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery.
Citizens stopped to go to express deep condolences on the death of Kim Kuk Thae possessed of the intense loyalty to the party and the leader, the spirit of devoted service to the country and the people, steadfast revolutionary principle and modest traits.
A ceremony of bidding the last farewell to the deceased took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in the suburbs of Pyongyang.
Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, in a funeral address said:
Kim Kuk Thae was an elder revolutionary who devoted himself to the party and the leader, the country and people, always remaining faithful to the Juche revolution.
Though Kim Kuk Thae passed away, the feats he performed for the party and the revolution, the country and its people will remain long.
The remains of the deceased were buried in the grave.
Placed before the grave was a wreath sent by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Also laid were wreaths of the C.C., the WPK, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, the DPRK Cabinet and various other units.
The participants observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased.
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