SEOUL, South Korea — More than 100 South Koreans left for North Korea today for the inter-Korean family reunions. The reunions will take place today for the first time in three years and four months.
Eighty-two elderly South Koreans, accompanied by 59 of their family members to assist them, as well as reporters departed for the North on 17 buses from Sokcho on the east coast near the inter-Korean border.
The group is set to arrive at Mount Geumgang after passing through the Donghae Line inter-Korean Transit Office and the military demarcation line.
The participants will meet their North Korean family members from today through Saturday over the course of six events, starting with a group reunion at 3 p.m. today. They will be able to spend a total of 11 hours together.
178 North Koreans are known to have arrived at the mountain resort yesterday to reunite with their long-lost families from the South.
Source: Busan eFM News