Kim Jong-il travelled by train because he was terrified of flying. He just died while riding a train!
Although the death had nothing to do with a train accident, it's still a bit of irony. The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong il died at age 69. He was well known around the world for his privacy, eccentricity and the brutality with which he ruled his country.
His son, Kim Jong Un, will take over the country now.