North Koreans were dancing in the street at false reports of the death of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak spread like wildfire, the North's official Rodong Sinmun daily reported on Sunday.
"Rumors of the death of Lee Myung-bak have spread through word of mouth and almost seems to be true. The news must have been thrilling for many people, so fast did it spread through Pyongyang and the whole country," the paper said. "People in the streets, at bus stops and subway stations clapped and danced upon hearing the rumor of Lee's death. We have been inundated with phone calls asking whether this is true."
A South Korean government official said there will be no official response. "It's absurd to expect us to react to every silly rumor the North Korean government makes up to slander us," he said. Source