The Sydney Morning Herald reported that “The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the leader [Kim Jong Il] ‘passed away from a great mental and physical strain’ at 8.30am [12:30 AM UTC] on Saturday”.
Some have questioned how one could die of physical strain while riding a train. We won’t. We think it is possible that strain can destroy a person’s health so that it is a contributory cause even if he dies after sitting down. We also can imagine that some train rides are jerking, jostling affairs that not are entirely relaxing.
Some have called Kim