December 03, 2023

At least 24 N. Korean sailors dead in E. Coast naval accident

Rare acknowledgment of naval accident emerges in North Korean media

At least 24 North Korean sailors died in an unexplained naval accident that took place in mid October, DPRK state revealed on Saturday.

The crew members, which belonged to a submarine chaser in Korean People's Army Unit 790, appear to have died in an accident off North Korea's East Coast on or around October 13, 2013, photographs of their gravestones published by the Korea Central News Agency have shown.