November 30, 2022
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Blessed Triplets

Date: 18/11/2022 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

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A set of triplets were born in a mountain village in Kimhwa County, Kangwon Province, in July Juche 83 (1994).

The father was an officer of the Korean People’s Army.

Although the triplets received medical care, they were not in a good condition. Of the three, the condition of the third, which was the lightest in body weight, was particularly poor.

The neighbours wondered whether the babies’ lives could be saved, especially in their mountain village. All the roads were blocked by heavy rains, and as the days went by the doctors grew more apprehensive.

But they did not lose hope; they were convinced that the triplets and their mother would be flown to Pyongyang as soon as the weather improved.

The villagers and doctors only looked up at the sky.

But the sky grew darker, lightening flashed overhead followed by thunder, and it began to bucket down. Worse still, the sad news of President Kim Il Sung ’s sudden death was reported.

The doctors, who were taking care of the babies in the incubators, wailed over his death and the babies’ mother lost consciousness.

The triplets were no longer mentioned; it was as if everyone had forgotten they even existed.

On July 12 an order was issued by phone and telegraph:

The Air Force of the Korean People’s Army shall immediately fly aircraft to dispatch the triplets and their mother;

The Pyongyang Maternity Hospital shall send a strong medical team led by its technical director to the site;

Pyongyang Airport shall prepare for the plane to land whatever the weather conditions...

Who had given this order at a time when the whole country was wailing over the death of their President? Later it became known that it was Kim Jong Il .

Kim Jong Il was suffering from the greatest sorrow at the loss of Kim Il Sung . But he gave the order; such was his concern for the triplets.

So a military plane flew to the destination through the heavy rain.

When the plane landed, the triplets’ family, the villagers—young and old, men and women—and soldiers gathered round it, shedding tears of joy.

155 days later, the triplets left the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital in good health.

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