Teenager says he escaped North Korea and made it to Sweden, claims asylum

January 21, 2015 9:16 PM

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STOCKHOLM/SEOUL (Reuters) - A 17-year-old who says he is a street child from North Korea is seeking refugee status in Sweden, maintaining he walked across a frozen river into China and traversed two continents in cars, the trans-Siberian railway and the back of a truck.

But he offers no evidence to back his claims and Swedish authorities suspect he may be Chinese.

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