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Hundreds remember Korean War

South Korea has said hundreds of young people will join a six-day journey along its border with North Korea next week to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2010 17:33 IST

South Korea has said hundreds of young people will join a six-day journey along its border with North Korea next week to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

A ministry said on a Web site promoting the July 26-31 event that the 625 participants include students of various ages from South Korea and 50 others from nations that had sent troops to back the US-led UN forces fighting with South Korea during the war.

The 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce that has yet to be replaced by a peace treaty.

The ministry said the participants will alternately walk and use vehicles to complete the journey, visiting sites that had once been fierce battle zones.

Tensions along the inter-Korean border, often characterised by minefields and barbed wire fences that stretch hundreds of kilometres, have run high in recent years as the cross-borer ties deteriorated.

The journey "will be a useful chance to understand the importance of unification and the value of peace," the ministry said on the Web site. The number of people taking part in the journey stands for the date on which the war erupted, June 25, the ministry says.