Serious bus accident kills over 30 people in North Korea

Large Number of Chinese Tourists Killed in Bus Crash in DPRK, Beijing Reports

There are no official tourist numbers for North Korea, but it is estimated that about 100,000 foreigners visit the country each year.

Footage on Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed the wreckage of a bus from the dark with rain falling.

China was informed late Sunday of the accident and its embassy in Pyongyang dispatched personnel to the scene, the ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry website said in a Monday release that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had briefed the Chinese embassy on Sunday night that a serious traffic accident involving Chinese tourists had occurred on Sunday involving heavy casualties.

Western visitors to the North once averaged around 5,000 a year, but numbers have been hit recently by a United States travel ban - Americans accounted for around 20 percent of the market - and official warnings from other countries.

North Hwanghae province borders South Korea.

China and North Korea share a prolonged border and China is North Korea's largest buying and selling accomplice.

China, known as North Korea's main economic lifeline, used to account for almost 90 percent of the neighboring country's external trade.

North Hwanghae Province is home to Kaesong, a UNESCO World Heritage site with many historic monuments dating to the Goryeo kingdom.

More recently, the area hosted a manufacturing complex operated with South Korea.

But travel industry sources told NK News that the vehicle had been carrying a group of Chinese travel company staff from Beijing, with one source in China saying the crash took place as the bus returned to Pyongyang from the southern city of Kaesong.

However, they admitted there were a large number of casualties.

The ministry described the four North Koreans killed as "workers".

Tank traps have been installed along it in many locations towards the frontier - sets of high concrete columns on either side of the road that can easily be blown up to create an obstruction for invading armour.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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