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Former S. Korean President Roh dead: police

All Headlines 09:50 May 23, 2009

GIMHAE, South Korea, May 23 (Yonhap) -- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has died after falling down a mountain while hiking with an aide, police here said Saturday.

Police are trying to confirm whether the former president, recently involved in a corruption scandal, fell by accident or committed suicide.

Roh had severe head injuries and died after being moved to a larger hospital in Busan from his hometown of Gimhae.

hayney@yna.co.kr
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