panmunjom - A North Korean soldier crossed to South Korea on Monday. The military was found alive 50 meters south of the border at Panmunjom. He was shot by North Korean border guards in his elbow and shoulder.
'Because he was in a position visible from the north, we had to crawl down the ground to get him there,' said a South Korean army spokesman. The man is in a local hospital. The last crossing was in June.
Every year about 1000 North Koreans cross south. Usually, the landlords travel through China. The escape from the country of dictator Kim Jong-un comes when the tensions between North Korea and South Korea and the United States became high after nuclear trials and missile launches.