The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has replaced its "number top" cadre in political hierarchy, Choe Ryong-hae.
In a report on May Day events by North Korea's mouthpiece KCNA it was revealed that Hwang Pyong-so would be the new military politburo chief, according to The South China Morning Post.
The latest death toll from the capsized ferry off the coast of South Korea has climbed to 4, with 292 people still unaccounted for.
The Sewol Ferry was carrying 459 people from the port city of Incheon to the resort island Jeju when it capsized at around 9 AM local time on Wednesday, CNN reports. 325 of the passengers were school children from the capital Seoul.