Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CNN on civilian deaths in Yŏnpyŏng-do attack

In this post, we had news of two civilians having died when North Korea shelled Yŏnpyŏng-do Island [aka Yeonpyeong-do], but the reports were all in Korean.

I finally found something in English, from CNN:
Two new bodies were found Wednesday on the coast of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, apparent victims of North Korea's shelling of the island a day earlier, officials said.

The bodies of two men in their 60s were not recognized by residents of the sparsely populated island, leading officials to believe that they were construction workers from off the island, said Song Young-gil, mayor of Incheon.

Hundreds of residents from the island have been evacuated to Incheon, which is the closest city on South Korea's mainland.

On Wednesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency also reported that five buildings were directly hit and 22 were damaged during the North's attack on the island.

In addition to the two dead men who were found Wednesday, South Korea on Tuesday said that the attack killed two South Korean marines and injured 15 South Korean soldiers and three civilians.
Here's the news clip that came along with the story:

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