Seoul sends back North Koreans rescued in East Sea

SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Friday sent back home three North Koreans who were rescued off its east coast, government officials said.

The North Koreans were rescued by a South Korean civilian vessel on Wednesday after their boat capsized, they said.

The three men were handed over to the North at 6:30 p.m. at the border truce village of Panmunjom after their wish to return home was confirmed, the officials said.

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