North Korean leader executes a general by throwing him into a fish tank.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed an army general accused of plotting a coup by throwing him into a piranha-filled fish tank.

The unnamed general was said to be the latest victim of the leader who has been accused of executing numerous aides, including his envoy to the US in May.

Daily Star reports that the general was allegedly killed inside a giant piranha tank built inside Kim’s Ryongsong Residence, in Pyongyang, after being accused of plotting a coup.

Daily Star claimed the general had his arms and torso cut open with knives before being thrown into the tank, which was filled with hundreds of the piranhas fish that were imported from Brazil.

However, it is unclear whether the general was killed by the carnivorous fish, died from his earlier wounds, or drowned.

The meat-eating fish have razor-sharp teeth which can tear the flesh from a corpse in a matter of minutes.