Kim Jong-un watches landing, anti-landing drills

Pyongyang, March 20 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched recent military drills involving landing and anti-landing, the media reported on Sunday.

Participating in the drills were surface ships of the East Sea fleet of the navy, aircraft from the Second Air Division of the air and anti-air force, and artillery sub-units of the 7th Corps and the 108th Motorized Infantry Division, according to the local KCNA news agency.

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Satisfied with the exercises, Kim ordered to intensify training of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) with DPRK-style idea and tactics to strengthen coastal defence, Xinhua news agency reported.

On March 12, South Korea and the US carried out the Sangyong amphibious assault drill as a major part of OPLAN 5015 which reportedly aims at removing the North Korean headquarters and destroying Pyongyang’s “weapons of mass destruction”.

In response, North Korea ordered that the first combined task units in the eastern, central and western sectors of the front be ready for “pre-emptive retaliatory strikes” at the enemies.

Seven killed as plane crashes into Brazil house

Brasilia, March 20 (IANS) At least seven people were killed when a plane crashed into a house in Brazil’s Sao Paulo city, the media reported on Sunday.

The accident occurred on Saturday as the plane approached the northern suburb on the outskirts of Campo de Marte airfield,and crashed into the garage of a three-storey house in the Casa Verde neighbourhood, EFE news reported.

The single-engine plane was registered in the name of Brazilian businessman Roger Agnelli, the president of Vale mining company (multinational diversified metals and mining corporation and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil).

The victims — three women and four men — were all occupants of the house, a fire department official said.

At the time of the accident, seven people were at home.

The housemaid was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, the official added.

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