South Korean Unification Ministry Reveals List for North Korea Family Reunions

Michael Song, Oct. 16, 2015, 8:53 a.m.


The Unification Ministry has released the final list of North Koreans who will take part in the upcoming reunions of families separated by the Korean War. The list consists of 96 families who will be reunited with 394 South Korean relatives in the first round starting on Tuesday for a three-day run at North Korea's Mt. Kumgang resort.



The oldest participants from the North are 88 years old. The ministry says one family from the North had to be taken off the list as their South Korean relatives canceled for health reasons. On Thursday, South Korean Red Cross officials crossed the border for a final check before the event. The second round of reunions will start on Oct. 24, with 90 South Korean families expected to meet their relatives from the North.

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