The UN command has released footage of the daring escape of a North Korean soldier as he flees across the border into South Korea while under fire. The soldier can be seen first driving and then continuing on foot as he is shot by his former comrades at least five or six times as he runs the final few feet to the border.
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Soldiers are within several feet of the defector when he crashes his vehicle and they open fire. He is wounded and lay on the ground until a night operation conducted by South Korean soldiers, who can be seen crawling in the footage, drag him to safety. The Goldwater reported on the defector's medical condition after parasitic worms up to 27 cm in length were discovered in his body by doctors.
South Korean surgeon, Lee Cook-jong, reported finding a parasite they have never seen before outside of a textbook. Cook-jong described his condition saying, "In my over 20 year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook.We are struggling with treatment as we found a large number of parasites in the soldier’s stomach, invading and eating into wounded areas."
As if treating the five or six gunshot wounds wasn't difficult enough, Cook-jong also reported finding a brand new parasite. "We have also discovered a parasite never seen in Koreans before," Cook-jong said. "It is making the situation worse and causing tremendous complications."
Experts say this is likely a sign of how desperate the country has become with little to no real medical care technology. They also believe the parasites may be a sign North Korean regime has resorted to using human feces as fertilizer.
The U.N. command has decided that North Korea violated the armistice by "one, firing weapons across the MDL, and two, by actually crossing the MDL temporarily."
The soldier is now conscious after undergoing two surgeries last week to repair internal organ damage and bullet wounds. He is reported to be breathing on his own and conscious but doctors plan to keep him in the intensive care unit for several days longer to watch for signs of infection.
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