South Korean soldiers stand guard at the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas in Paju on Saturday. Photo: AFP
South Korean soldiers stand guard at the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas in Paju on Saturday. Photo: AFP
South Korea

Man who made border crossing was likely a former North Korean gymnast-defector, Seoul says

  • The defence ministry said it carried out a search operation after detecting the person over the weekend on the eastern side of the DMZ separating the two Koreas
  • He is believed to be a man who used his experience as a gymnast to scale border fences and defect to the South in November 2020

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South Korean soldiers stand guard at the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas in Paju on Saturday. Photo: AFP
South Korean soldiers stand guard at the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas in Paju on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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