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War-separated South Koreans prepare for reunion event

Updated: 2014-02-19 PM 2:55:33 (KST)
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There's only one day remaining until families separated by the Korean War meet each other for the first time in 60 years.
The 83 South Koreans who are scheduled to meet family members living in the North during the five-day reunion event gathered near the inter-Korean border in Sokcho, Gangwon-do province, this Wednesday afternoon, for a final medical check-up and to receive instructions on how to conduct themselves in the communist state.
They will cross the inter-Korean border on Thursday morning and head to Mount Kumgang resort, where the reunions will be held.
There are around 70-thousand divided family members who are still on a waiting list for the government-arranged reunions.
Telephone or letter exchanges are not allowed between the two Koreas.


Reporter : Lian.yoo@arirang.co.kr

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