Two Koreas to verify whether family reunion applicants alive
The South Korean and North Korean Red Cross will start verifying this week whether the applicants for the upcoming inter-Korean family reunions are alive.
The South Korean Red Cross plans to narrow down the list of the randomly selected 5-hundred candidates to anywhere between 2-hundred to 2-hundred-50 in the coming days, and confirm the final list of 1-hundred people by September 16th.
Meanwhile, the list of candidates from the North will be directly selected by North Korea's ruling Workers' Party.
The reunions of families separated by the Korean War are scheduled to take place at the North's Mount Geumgang resort starting September 25th.
An official at the South Korean Red Cross says with only a month left until the event, the group will proceed with the necessary preparations as soon as possible.
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