2 North Koreans Accused of Killing 16 People Deported from Seoul

Authorities Said the Men Killed 16 Fellow Fishermen and Fled to South Korea


The South Korean government has deported North Koreans accused of killing 16 fishermen before fleeing to South Korea.

The two men are reported to have killed 16 fishing boat crew members and were arrested by the South Korean authorities near the maritime border in the Sea of Japan on Saturday.

Seoul’s unification ministry confirmed that the pair, both in their 20s, killed the fellow fishermen in their boat. However, details about the killings were not immediately established.

The unidentified suspects were expelled from the country via the truce village of Panmunjom.

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