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Former S. Korean Red Cross chief Suh Young-hoon dies at 93

All Headlines 15:19 February 04, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Yonhap) -- Suh Young-hoon, former South Korean Red Cross chief known for his dedicated efforts to help improve inter-Korean ties, died Saturday at a Seoul hospital, the humanitarian agency said Saturday. He was 93.

The agency said Seo died of old age at the Red Cross Hospital, central Seoul, where he was being treated.

Born in 1923 in Deokcheon, South Pyeongan Province in North Korea, he served a major post in a number of government agencies throughout his life.

He cared for, in particular, improving inter-Korean relations and establishing a moral high ground in society through social campaigns.

He served as the Korean Red Cross's 22nd chief and a lawmaker of the 16th National Assembly from 2001-2004.

He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter.

The file photo shows former South Korean Red Cross Chief Suh Young-hoon. (Yonhap)

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