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Korean families separated by Korean War reunite in the North

2018.08.21 13:42:07 | 2018.08.21 13:42:25
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[Photo provided by Joint Press Corps]

[Photo provided by Joint Press Corps]

South Korean Lee Keum-seom (left), 92, and her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol, 71, met on Monday at a hotel in North Korea for the first time since they were separated during the 1950-53 Korean War. They were the ones of war-torn South and North Korean families who were allowed to briefly meet during the 21st family reunion event to be held between the two Koreas for seven days on following the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in April. Last reunion was held two years and 10 months ago. This time, 89 South Korean families, many of them are elderly in wheelchairs, met with their long-lost relatives from North Korea, embracing with joy and tears.

[ⓒ Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea & mk.co.kr, All rights reserved]

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