SEOUL—North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, North Korean state television said Monday.
Mr. Kim died from fatigue during a train ride on Saturday, a weeping television announcer said.
State TV also announced that Kim Jong Eun will take over as leader. (SOURCE)
(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is dead, North Korean state TV said Monday.
Kim, 69, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, state TV said.
A broadcaster reported that Kim died due to "overwork" after "dedicating his life to the people."
South Korean news agency Yonhap -- which based its reporting on its
monitoring off North Korean state television -- said that Kim had died
during a train trip.
South Korea's military declared an "emergency alert" following Kim's death, according to Yonhap.
The son of Kim Il Song, the founder of the communist nation, Kim Jong
Il had been in power since 1994 when his father died of a heart attack
at age 82.