Friday, 11 April 2014

South Korea asks North Korea to confirm body of missing North Korean sailor

South Korea has asked the North to confirm whether a body recovered off the coast of South Korea's southern city of Yeosu is that of a missing North Korean sailor.

Seoul's unification ministry sent a Red Cross message and photo of the body to the North on Friday with plans to hand the remains over once it receives a response.

Last week, a Mongolian-flagged cargo ship sank in South Korean waters with 16 North Korea sailors on board.

Three were rescued alive and repatriated to the North, 11 remain missing and two bodies previously recovered were returned to the North earlier this week.

Friday 11 April 2014


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