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Dozens of land mines have washed up on South Korean shores in recent days, apparently swept from North Korea by torrential rains. One killed a man and wounded another, the military said Sunday.
Two men discovered two mines in wooden boxes floating in a river while they were fishing near the border with North Korea on Saturday night, according to an officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
One mine exploded while they were carrying it home, killing one of the men immediately, said the official on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. The other man was seriously wounded and was
A total of 35 such mines have been swept to South Korea since Saturday, apparently riding rapids triggered by heavy rains in the North, according to the Defense Ministry.
Later Sunday, South Korea sent a message urging North Korea to take appropriate measures preventing land mines from being washed downstream to the south, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The two Koreas are still technically at war because their 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Their 155-mile-long (250-kilometer-long) border is strewn with mines.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by 33Levels
Not to nitpick, but the headline from AP is "Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean" not "First attack on Skorea?: Land mine swept ashore from NKorea kills SKorean."