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DPRK expresses regrets on dam release: YONHAP

THE Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today expressed regrets on its abrupt release of dam water on Sept. 6, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

The DPRK's remarks came during a meeting held between two Koreas on river flood prevention at the DPRK's border city of Kaesong, ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said.

Lee said Seoul has yet to decide whether to accept the DPRK's expression as an apology.

The meeting between the two sides kicked off this morning, a day after Pyongyang accepted Seoul's proposal to hold government-level talks on related issues.
On Sept. 6, the DPRK's abrupt discharge of its dam water led to death of six South Koreans who had been camping near the Imjin River.

Although South Korea asked for an apology for the discharge, the DPRK kept saying it was forced to open the floodgates to lower the water level, which Seoul did not consider "sufficient."


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