North and South Koreans reunite for 3 precious days after decades apart
Hundreds of aging North and South Koreans embraced long lost family members on Tuesday in an emotional reunification event that brought together people divided by war.
Many have been out of touch with their loved ones since a civil war divided Korea more than 60 years ago. Tuesday’s event marked the beginning of three days of reunions.
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Nearly 390 South Koreans traveled to the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea for the state-organized event, bringing presents and cash to about 140 family members who met them there.
A second round of reunions will be held from Saturday until Monday, when about 250 people living in South Korea will reunite with 190 relatives living in North Korea at the same resort, according to the South’s Unification Ministry. Read more…