It can't get more horrible and ironical than this ! North Koreans are turning to cannibalism as a 'hidden famine' in North and South Hwanghae has killed 10,000 people. There are fears of cannibalism spreading across the country.
Details have emerged of a man who ate up his grandchild’s corpse and of another one who boiled his child and ate the flesh. The reports come in the backdrop of tightened sanctions and angry rhetoric over missile testing. A new UN agreement had extended sanctions already imposed on North Korea after its nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
The current tensions follow Pyonyang's defiant decision of a long-range rocket launch on December 12 - insisting that it was a peaceful mission. But the rest of the world saw it as a banned ballistic missile test. The USA, supported by Japan and South Korea, spearheaded the new UN resolution.
In May, a man who tried to eat two children killed by him, was executed by a firing squad. While his wife was away on, he killed his daughter and, because his son saw him, he killed him son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat'. But his wife got suspicious and notified the government, which led to the discovery of children's body parts. In Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested.