South Koreans Cross DMZ Into North for Rare Family Reunions

A memorable time is ahead for a group of mostly elderly South Koreans who crossed into North Korea to reunite with family members. 

CBS News reports that many of those people haven’t seen nor heard from each other since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago. 

BBC News writes that one woman, aged 92, told reporters she was going to be seeing her son for the first since the end of the war. Lee Keum-seom said she lost track of her son, then aged 4, and her husband in the panic of trying to flee.

"I never imagined this day would come," she told the AFP. "I didn't even know if he was alive or not."

The reunions are the first since 2015, agreed to under the Panmunjom Declaration signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

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