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KNRC names people whose kin is to be located in North

Posted February. 06, 2001 18:30,   


The Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) confirmed the second list of 100 people whose relatives in North Korea would be located and notified those listed of their selection. They are among the people who applied for information on their long-separated families in the North.

The KNRC officials said that the roster would be passed on to the North Korean side on Friday. In making the selection, priority was given to those who were included in the lists of 300 applicants for the first, second and third inter-Korean family reunions but failed to visit the North for health or other reasons, the officials said.

Among the 100 people chosen, the eldest is Lee Kye-Sook, 112, who hails from Iwon County, South Hankyong Province. The list includes 44 men and 56 women. By age, 24 are over 100 years old, 47 are in their 90s, 13 in their 80s, 13 in their 70s and three in their 60s.