Google Maps user finds North Korean ‘airfield and train station for Kim Jong-un’

A Google Maps sleuth claims to have found an airfield and stopping point for Kim Jong-un’s armoured train.

The North Korean dictator has made a series of state trips aboard his bulletproof train, which is made up of 21 carriages.

Kim embarked on a 70-hour journey to meet former US President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, back in 2019.

Last year, the train was pictured in the city of Wonsan after reports suggested that the despot had died after complications from surgery.

A Google Earth user claims to have found another potential refuelling point in the northern province of Hyangsan.

In the pictures, a runway is visible next to what could be a railway track.

It lies just south of the Hyangsan Hotel in the Mount Myohyang Historic Park.

Last April, reports claimed that Kim had been recovering from surgery at a compound in Hyangsan before travelling to Wonsan on the train.

Because each carriage is bulletproof, it reportedly travels at an average speed of just 37mph.

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The train is modelled on a similar locomotive used by the elder Kim, who was notoriously afraid of flying and travelled by rail to events in Russia, China and Eastern Europe.

Kim is understood to have demanded a twisted talent search for “tall and beautiful” women back in 2015, some of whom would accompany him onboard.

It is estimated there are about 2,000 women who make up the current Kippumjo – Pleasure Brigade.

The harem was started by Kim Jong-il before it was briefly disbanded in 2011 – following the elder Kim’s death.

Earlier this month, North Korean media said the country risks falling "like a damp wall" in a culture war with the West's "exotic and decadent lifestyle".

"Non-socialist" fashion statements like mullets, lipstick, dyed hair and tight jeans have been banned in the hermit state.

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Kim tightened laws in December so repeat offenders could be locked up in labour camps.

An official newspaper warned more needed to be done to prevent the "invasion of capitalistic lifestyle", the YonHap News Agency reports.

The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the North's ruling Worker's Party, said: "History teaches us a crucial lesson that a country can become vulnerable and eventually collapse like a damp wall regardless of its economic and defence power if we do not hold on to our own lifestyle."

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