Korean official, who may have tried to defect to the North, shot to death, burned: report

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A South Korean government official who may have tried to defect to North Korea was shot to death and then set on fire by Navy sailors from the communist country, a report said Thursday.

The 47-year-old man vanished from a boat on Monday that was carrying 18 other South Korean officials who were investigating potential illegal fishing near the water border between the two rival nations, the Associated Press reported.

North Korean officials, wearing gas masks, found him in their waters floating on a small object on Tuesday and alerted the Navy, the AP reported, citing a statement from Seoul.

North Korean sailors then approached him from a boat and shot him to death, according to the statement, which cited surveillance intelligence.

The sailors put on gas masks and other protective equipment, then doused the man’s body with gasoline and set him on fire, according to the report.

North Korean sailors then approached him from a boat and shot him to death, according to the statement, which cited surveillance intelligence.

The sailors put on gas masks and other protective equipment, then doused the man’s body with gasoline and set him on fire, according to the report.

The official added that little is known about the man, but they believe he may have tried to defect to the totalitarian state.

North Korea has claimed it hasn’t had a single coronavirus case since the pandemic began.

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