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North Korea: Families separated by war reunite after six long decades01:24

North Korea: Families separated by war reunite after six long decades

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Diamond Mountain resort
August 20, 2018 at 11:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of South and North Koreans were reunited with their long-lost relatives in the Diamond Mountain resort on Monday after they were torn apart by the Korean War 68 years ago.

The week-long event is a part of the Panmunjom Declaration, which was signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a summit earlier this year.

Eighty-nine South Koreans met some 180 brothers, sisters and other relatives living in North Korea.

Most of the participants are over 80 years old, and were accompanied by their children and other relatives.

The war (1950-1953) divided the Korean peninsula and those who lived on the northern side were unable to leave to find their relatives.

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Hundreds of South and North Koreans were reunited with their long-lost relatives in the Diamond Mountain resort on Monday after they were torn apart by the Korean War 68 years ago.

The week-long event is a part of the Panmunjom Declaration, which was signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a summit earlier this year.

Eighty-nine South Koreans met some 180 brothers, sisters and other relatives living in North Korea.

Most of the participants are over 80 years old, and were accompanied by their children and other relatives.

The war (1950-1953) divided the Korean peninsula and those who lived on the northern side were unable to leave to find their relatives.

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