07 Feb '11, 2am

31 N.Koreans have crossed the border into S.Korea in a possible defection, media reports said

31 N.Koreans have crossed the border into S.Korea in a possible defection, media reports said

North Koreans visit the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. Thirty-one North Koreans have crossed the border into South Korea in a possible defection, reports said. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - THIRTY-ONE North Koreans have crossed the tense Yellow Sea border by boat and arrived on a frontline South Korean island in a possible defection, reports said on Monday. The 11 men and 20 women arrived on Saturday at Yeonpyeong island in a fishing boat which was then towed to the western port city of Incheon, a government source was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying. Dong-A Ilbo newspaper carried a similar report. Military and intelligence officials were interrogating them about how they crossed the maritime border, the source said, adding that the North Koreans are a work group and not members of a family...

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