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Chinese citizens return home after fatal road accidents in DPRK


20:47, November 28, 2011

Survivors from a deadly road accident that occurred in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) two days ago get off a coach at an immigration checkpoint in Dandong, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 28, 2011. Twenty-three tourists, including three from the Netherlands, returned to China by road from the DPRK on Monday after a deadly road accident in which seven Chinese were killed and another ten Chinese injured in the DPRK on Nov. 26. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)

PYONGYANG, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-one Chinese citizens returned to China on Monday after their buses were involved in traffic accidents near Pyongyang that killed seven people and seriously injured three others, said the Chinese embassy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Chinese ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai, Choe Chang Sik, chairman of the Korea-China Friendship Association, and other DPRK officials went to the Pyongyang Railway Station and Pyongyang Airport to see them off.

It was reported that family members of the seven road accident victims would arrive in Pyongyang by train later in the day.

The seven Chinese citizens were killed in two traffic accidents near Pyongyang on Saturday.

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