N.Korea Willing to Accept S.Korean Relief Aid

North Korea on Monday agreed to accept disaster-relief supplies from South Korea and asked Seoul to provide a detailed list of items and quantities.

The response came seven days after the South cabled its offer.

Railroad tracks are damaged by typhoon Bolaven in South Hamgyong Province in North Korea. /[North] Korean Central News Agency-Yonhap Railroad tracks are damaged by typhoon Bolaven in South Hamgyong Province in North Korea. /[North] Korean Central News Agency-Yonhap

The North signaled its acceptance through a Red Cross connection in the truce village of Panmunjom, a Unification Ministry official said. South Korea halted aid to North Korea following the North's shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in November 2010.

englishnews@chosun.com / Sep. 11, 2012 10:57 KST