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[Graphic News] Over 800 North Koreans have defected to S. Korea this year





Over 800 North Koreans have defected to South Korea so far in 2019, government data showed, indicating their annual figure will be similar to that recorded a year earlier.

A total of 828 North Koreans defected to the South during the January-October period, according to data provided by the Unification Ministry handling inter-Korean affairs.

At the current rate, the annual number of North Koreans settling here is expected to be similar to 1,137 registered last year. (Yonhap)





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