April 23, 2024
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Why North Korean defectors are throwing bottles of rice into the sea

Kim Yong-hwa has sent foods, drugs, and bicycle tubes to North Korea

From 1970 to 1976, Kim Yong-hwa worked as a driver at the 4th Corps headquarters in Okkye-dong, Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea, right on the border with the South.

When floods hit the South, he saw pigs and beds coming down from the Imjin River and floating in the sea.

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