Seoul reports fire at abandoned joint factory park in North

South Korea states a fire has appeared at a now-shuttered inter-Korean commercial park in North KoreaByThe Associated PressApril 21, 2022, 11:27 AM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea– A fire appeared at a now-shuttered inter-Korean commercial park in North Korea on Thursday, but it wasnt right away clear if any South Korean residential or commercial property was harmed, authorities said.The fire was detected from a front-line South Korean observatory post at about 2 p.m. and appeared to have been extinguished about an hour later on, Seouls Unification Ministry said.The ministry, which oversees relations with rival North Korea, said it will try to verify any damage at the complex in Kaesong city. A scheduled go to authorized by the South Korean government in 2019 fell through after North Korea neglected the request.In 2020, North Korea threatened to take apart the whole factory complex, and then blew up an empty South Korean-built liaison workplace there.South Korea has accused North Korea of damaging South Korean-owned facilities at another dormant jointly run job– a resort at North Koreas picturesque Diamond Mountain where they ran tours together.South Korean authorities stated they havent spotted indications that North Korea is demolishing South Korean property at the Kaesong industrial park.

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