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Hundreds of S.Koreans cross border for final set of reunions

Hundreds of South Koreans cross border to the North for final round of family reunions

Hundreds of S.Koreans cross border for final set of reunions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hundreds of South Koreans have crossed the border to North Korea for the second and final round of reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

About 250 South Koreans, many of them over 80 and some in wheelchairs, made their way through an immigration office on Saturday at the world's most heavily fortified border. They will later travel by bus to the North's scenic Diamond Mountain resort for three-day meetings with their North Korean relatives most hadn't heard from for more than 60 years.

About 350 South Koreans met with 180 North Korean relatives in the first round of the reunions from Tuesday to Thursday.

The Koreas ban ordinary citizens from visiting relatives on the other side of the border or contacting them without permission.


Updated : 2021-09-18 19:52 GMT+08:00