Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here’s a switch --S Korean defects to North Korea

A South Korean pig farmer has defected to North Korea after crossing the heavily fortified land border, the communist state’s official media reports.

Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) identified the man as Kang Tong-Rim, 30, and said that on Monday he crossed the eastern section of the Demilitarized Zone which bisects the peninsula.

Seoul did not confirm the rare South-North defection but a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff said troops had found signs of wire cuts in the eastern section of the fence.

“We believe this is a sign of an alleged defection.”


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