S Koreans head to the North for family reunions
Oct.20, Seoul: Hundreds of South Korean families separated during the Korean War are travelling for reunion in North Korea. The meeting will be held in a Mount Kumgang resort near the border.
The meeting comes after an agreement in August that de-escalated tensions sparked by a border explosion that injured South Korean soldiers.
The reunion was scheduled after series of meeting. Such reunions are sporadic and was conducted since 1988, and the last was held in February 2014.
Thousands of families were separated since the war ended in 1953.
The Oslo Times