North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed a general accused of plotting a coup by throwing him into a piranha-filled tank.
Kim had a giant fish tank built inside his Ryongsong Residence. The general’s arms and torso were cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank, which was filled with hundreds of piranhas imported from Brazil, the Daily Star reported.
A UK intelligence source said: "Kim rules by fear. He wants everyone to know, including his most trusted aides, that they are at risk of suffering an unpleasant death if he suspects they are treasonous."
The Daily Star claimed Kim may have been inspired by the 1965 James Bond movie ’You Only Live Twice’ to pursue the gruesome execution method.
torso：名詞，軀幹。例句：The airbag can protect the head and torso.（安全氣囊可以保護頭部與軀幹。）
treasonous：形容詞，叛國的，背信的。例句：It would be treasonous for a CIA agent to hand over U.S. secrets to an enemy spy.（中情局幹員將美國機密交給敵方間諜，是叛國行為。）
gruesome：形容詞，恐怖的，可怕的。例句：The movie was pretty gruesome.（這部電影相當恐怖。）