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SKorea returns body of NKorean flood victim

SKorea returns body of NKorean flood victim

South Korea's Red Cross says it has repatriated the body of a North Korean woman killed in recent flooding on the peninsula.
The Red Cross said in a Friday statement that the body was found Tuesday in a river on the border swollen by recent heavy rains. It says the victim was apparently washed down the river into South Korea.
The statement says the woman was in her late 40s.
The impoverished North has widely publicized extensive flooding damage in an apparent move to secure aid.
Last week, the North requested a shipment of rice, cement and heavy equipment from South Korea. Seoul had offered to send aid despite tensions over the deadly March sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang. Forty-six sailors were killed.


Updated : 2021-04-21 08:05 GMT+08:00