October 03, 2023

Group barred from helping at Pyongyang apartment collapse site

MOU denies request based on lateness of request, lack of credibility at the requesting agency

Seoul has prohibited a South Korean rescue group from visiting the North to assist following a fatal apartment building collapse in May, officials said Thursday.

In June, the Korea Rescue Association, based in Seoul, applied for government approval on June 26 to assist in the aftermath of the May 13 collapse of a 23-story apartment building.