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N Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to South; UN initiates investigation

Lee Cook-jong, the surgeon who has been handling the treatment of the injured soldier cited intestinal damage caused by the bullets as the reason behind his critical health condition.

A North Korean soldier, who was shot ruthlessly while defecting to the South, underwent several surgical procedures and is said to be in a critical condition, South Korea’s government and military said on Tuesday. “Until this morning, we heard he had no consciousness and was unable to breathe on his own but his life can be saved,” Suh Wook, chief director of operations at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff was quoted by news agency Reuters. The official added that five bullets have been removed from the soldier’s body so far. The official said that the soldier, who had sped towards the border in a vehicle, was forced to escape on foot after a wheel came loose, while four North Korean soldiers shot around 40 rounds at him.

Lee Cook-jong, the surgeon who has been handling the soldiers’ treatment, cited intestinal damage caused by the bullets as the reason behind his critical health condition… read more

Source: Indian Express

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