South Korean newspaper claims Kim Jong-il died from "fit of rage" over leaky dam

A South Korean newspaper is reporting that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il died not of a heart attack in December 2011 as previously thought, but in a "fit of rage" over serious leaks at a hydroelectric plant in Huichon.

Chosun Ilbo, a conservative newspaper in South Korea, interviewed an anonymous source that said Kim "rushed to make an on-site inspection of the facility unable to contain his anger and died suddenly."

The plant was built to provide power to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, and was completed in April 2012, seven years ahead of schedule, which may have had something to do with the leaks.

Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, reportedly did not attend the opening of the faulty dam.

There is no word on whether the dam will be facing criminal charges.

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