The South Korean government reported that several workers at a restaurant run by North Korea in China have escaped to another country and are seeking asylum in the South.
The South Korean Unification Ministry revealed this on Tuesday, without disclosing how many workers are they or where the restaurant is located. Reports told the defectors are women in their 20's.
Last month, 13 workers defected to the South from a North Korea-run restaurant in China. The recent defections come after North Korea's ruling party held its first congress in 36 years this month to renew loyalty to the country's leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: NHK World