The Korea Herald


Body of S. Korean woman killed in Yemen arrives in Seoul


Published : March 30, 2010 - 14:59

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The body of a 34-year-old South Korean woman apparently killed by kidnappers in northern Yemen was flown to her homeland Friday, as local authorities tried to identify the kidnappers and confirm the fate of six other hostages, according to Yonhap News.
Eom Young-sun was among nine foreigners who disappeared last Friday when they went on a group picnic in Saada, some 200 km north of the Yemeni capital, Sanna. They seem to have been kidnapped by a group of local rebels or terrorists, according to the Yemeni government. The bodies of Eom and two German women were found Monday. Eom had been tutoring the children of South Korean members of an international medical assistance organization there.
Eom`s father and sister visited Yemen to bring her body back to South Korea. Arriving at Incheon International Airport, they sobbed without answering reporters` questions.