20 Aug 2018

Korean families reunite in North after 70 years

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Torn apart by war for more than 60 years, dozens of families from North and South Korea broke down in tears as they were allowed to meet relatives they hadn’t seen or heard from in decades.

It was the first time in three years that the North has permitted such reunions, all the more precious as previous participants have not been authorised to meet again.

A warning: this report has flash photography throughout.