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China: Lots of Chinese dead, Damage in North-korea traffic crash

China: Lots of Chinese dead, Damage in North-korea traffic crash”

A bus carrying Chinese tourists has crashed in North Korea causing a large number of casualties, but the exact number of those killed or injured is not known.

Earlier in the day, the Chinese CGTN broadcaster reported that over 30 people had been killed after a tour bus had fallen off a bridge in North Korea.

China's foreign ministry said in a statement that the crash occurred Sunday night in North Hwanghae province, south of the capital Pyongyang, .

South Korean think-tank the Korea Maritime Institute estimates that tourism generates about $44 million in annual revenue for North Korea.

North Korea and China share a border and China is North Korea's largest trading partner, but trade has dropped by roughly 90 percent.

North Korea is a popular, if offbeat, tourist destination for Chinese, especially from northeastern China. "The Working Group of the Chinese Embassy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, accompanied by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, rushed to the scene of the incident".

China said more than 237,000 Chinese visited in 2012, but stopped publishing the figures in 2013.

The road from Kaesong to Pyongyang is now undergoing extensive renovation works, multiple sources told NK News during the last week, in preparation for Friday's summit between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in.



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