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South and North Korea block access to industrial zone

South and North Korea blocked access to their Kaesong joint industrial zone on Monday after a fire broke out near a cross-border road and spread across the closely guarded frontier, officials said.

The blaze started on the North Korean side of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) which surrounds the border and spread quickly along the road leading to the industrial complex in the North, the South’s unification ministry said. The blaze has yet to reach the complex itself but South Korean personnel working in Kaesong are now unable to leave.

Scores of South Koreans commute via the cross-border road every day.
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