S.Korean Man 'Defected to N.Korea'

  • Arirang News

    January 11, 2010 11:26

    A South Korean man has defected to the North, Chinese sources said Saturday.

    The man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, crossed the North Korean border by walking over the frozen Duman (or Tumen) River after getting out of a taxi about 2 km from China's Tumen city in the Korean autonomous prefecture of Yanbian.

    He reportedly grabbed the taxi a day before at Yanji International Airport and, despite the taxi driver's warning that he could get shot, he stepped into North Korean territory.

    Sources say he spoke to about a dozen North Korean guards and walked away with them.

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