SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) -- Two North Koreans have defected to South Korea across the Yellow Sea, a government source said Saturday.
Earlier in the morning, the South Korean military spotted a small boat carrying the two in the waters north of Baengnyeong Island near the western inter-Korean sea border.
The two, of whom one is a soldier, told the military that they were willing to defect to South Korea.
It is the first defection since April, when the leaders of the two Koreas held a summit and reached an agreement on a wide range of measures to ease tensions and pursue various economic cooperation projects.
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