[singlepic=616,250,250,right]Two areas in North Korea are accessible to South Koreans for tours – Mt. Geumgang in the East and Gaesong in the West. I haven’t been to any of those areas and while my husband’s family have plans to go there, I intend not to go with them. It’s a matter of principle.
Today, a 53-year old South Korean woman is reported to have been killed in Mt. Geumgang by North Korean soldiers.
Park Wang-ja, residing in Nowon-gu, Seoul, was shot twice in her chest and leg when running away from a military restricted zone, according to reports.
“According to Hyundai Asan, a North Korean soldier fired a gun because Park fled despite a warning shot to stop her in a restricted military zone,” Kim said. “We regret the incident and we will shelve the tour program from Saturday until a government probe is completed.”
Korean news don’t usually mention the names of private citizens so I wonder why her name was mentioned. She was in her 50s and unarmed, so I wonder why she was shot twice. The soldiers could have just ran after her after the first shot. Was it necessary to shoot her again?