Seoul: 13 North Korean Workers at Foreign Restaurant Defect

April 8, 2016 8:53 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.

People working in North Korean-operated restaurants overseas have previously defected, but this is the first time multiple workers have escaped from the same restaurant, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee told reporters in Seoul.

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