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North Korean ‘defectors’ found by southern coastguard

Twenty-one North Koreans, some of them children, have been found adrift in a boat off the west coast of South Korea, the authorities there say.

The South Korean coastguard said the group, who appeared to be from the same family, wished to defect.

They had hidden themselves among Chinese fishing boats to avoid being spotted.

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