It is very rare for anyone from North to South Korea to flee across a demitilarized area between the two countries, but something like that happened last November. The area is densely littered with barbed wire and mines.

It is not yet known whether the refugee is a civilian or a member of the North Korean military.

He had to repeat the jump several times

In November last year, a former gymnast who jumped the barrier at the border escaped in this way. According to South Korean media reports, the authorities there forced the young man to repeat the feat several times to verify his story. The investigation then revealed that the migrant sensors were not detected due to the loosened screw.

On average, about a thousand people flee North Korea each year.