A married couple in their 20s was shot dead at the Hoeryong border… the incident was later known

A post near Ingye-ri, Hoeryong-si, North Hamgyeong Province. A North Korean security guard stands guard between the guard posts. /Photo = Daily NK

Two people who were trying to escape from North Hamgyong Province, North Korea’s North Hamgyong Province, were reportedly shot and killed by border guards.

A source from North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on the 22nd, “A couple in their 20s who tried to cross the river in Hoeryong City at dawn on the 3rd was shot and killed on the spot by border guards. It was only recently that the case became known to the world as it was dealt with.”

According to a source, North Korea has tightened control and crackdown on the North Korea-China border area more than ever since the beginning of this month. Ahead of the 5th plenary meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee, special instructions have been given to each border guard to strengthen border border work, which has become chronic due to the prolonged corona virus.

As a result, it is said that the 27th Brigade of the Border Guard stationed in North Hamgyong Province was actually in an emergency, and all the manpower was mobilized to work on the border border.

Currently, it is known that the residents of the North Hamgyeong border area have so little interaction between the residents that they do not even know if the person next door dies due to various control and blockade measures under the pretext of emergency quarantine such as prohibition of access along the border and prohibition of night traffic.

The source said, “A young couple tried to cross the river on the day of rest, Dano (May 5th in the lunar calendar), and they were caught by the border guard and lost their lives. he explained.

He continued, “Rumors are circulating not only in Hoeryong-si, but also in Musan-gun and Onseong-gun that people who entered the border were shot dead by the border guards. Rumors are being heard that he was beaten to death.”

Meanwhile, North Korean border guards are said to be still maintaining orders to shoot on the spot anyone approaching the border. In the midst of this, some residents are trying to escape to the border area, so the number of deaths from shootings is highly likely to continue in the future, the source predicted.

Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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