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Gov't confirms 142 additional Korean War abductees

All News 11:23 July 18, 2016

SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean government panel presided by the prime minister said Monday it has confirmed an additional 142 people abducted by Pyongyang during the 1950-53 Korean War.

The government launched the committee in 2010 under a special law aimed at recovering the honor of those who were abducted by the North. So far, South Korea confirmed 4,782 people were abducted during the three year conflict.

Among the newly listed victims, farmers and fishermen accounted for the majority at 57.8 percent, followed by students and industry workers with 14.1 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively.

By age group, those in their 20s took up 38.7 percent, followed by teens and those in their 30s each accounting for 37.3 percent and 16.9 percent of the total.


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