>> This is the moment a North Korean soldier crossed into South Korea while tracing a defector who dramatically fled across the border. And it's angered South Korea. Defence minister, Sung-Young Mu say North Korea had violated an armistice agreement with the South and must not do so again.>>
> Sung was speaking at the spot where South Korean soldiers found the defecting North Korean. Known only by his surname, Collapsed and bleeding from his wounds.
>> Shooting towards the South at a defecting person, that's a violation of the armistice agreement. Crossing the military demarcation line is a violation. Carrying automatic rifles is another violation.>>
He had been shot several times. Officials also pointed out bullet holes in the walls of South Korean buildings. Has been recovering in a hospital in South Korea. He has undergone operations to remove the bullet and treatment for pre-existing conditions including tuberculosis, hepatitis B and a case of massive intestinal worms.
Signs of the nutrition and hygiene problems that have plagued the isolated country for decades. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency says reports of the soldier's defection have been broadcast towards North Korea via loud speakers. The North has not publicly responded to the defection. But it has reportedly replaced all of its security guards at the border and dug trenches and planted trees in the area.
An apparent move to block more defections.