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100 in S. Korea chosen for family search in North

Posted February. 06, 2001 10:52,   


The (South) Korea National Red Cross on Monday selected 100 South Koreans from among those who had applied to find their long-lost family members residing in North Korea. They are the second group of family searchers so chosen here.

Red Cross officials here said the 100 consist of 31 persons who had been chosen as candidates for earlier family exchanges but later dropped and 69 elderly applicants for family search. They will be notified with the results of the search in June, the officials said.

The list of 100 names will be exchanged for a similar roster prepared by North Koreans through liaison officers in Panmunjom on Feb.. 9. Following confirmation of the fate of the sought relatives and their locations, the lists will be exchanged again between the two sides Feb. 23.