ROK Drop

Avatar of Leon LaPorteBy on April 28th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

South Koreans play game of “Let’s see if I can get everything I own in or on my car” while evacuating from North Korea

Piled high: South Korean vehicles were overloaded with finished products from North Korea’s Kaesong industrial complexA group of 175 South Koreans have been withdrawn from a jointly run factory complex in North Korea amid concerns of increasing tension between the two countries. The South Korean workers couldĀ  be seen arriving back at the border with their belongings from the factory park piled high on top of cars after they were recalled to Seoul.

A group of 175 South Koreans have been withdrawn from a jointly run factory complex in North Korea amid concerns of increasing tension between the two countries.

The emergency evacuation follows an earlier North Korean rejection of a South Korean demand for talks on the labour complex that has been closed nearly a month.

Both sides have warned of taking “grave measures” over the dispute but did not say what they might be.

A truck of a South Korean company carrying products made in inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea


In a statement, the South Korean minister in charge of inter-Korean relations said he was worried about the workers not having access to food and medicine.

Pyongyang’s powerful National Defence Commission earlier said Seoul’s demand for working-level talks was deceptive and that ongoing US-South Korean military drills and the spreading of anti-North Korea leaflets at the border were proof of Seoul’s insincerity. [The Daily Mail]

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  • Smokes
    5:51 pm on April 28th, 2013 1

    Was watching this on the news this morning, was pretty funny. One guy had literally duct-taped everything to the top of his car.

    Reminds me of about 8 years ago or so when seeing this kind of overloading was very common on the highways. :)

  • Baek, In-je
    6:50 pm on April 28th, 2013 2

    Koreans are so funny, so sad, so pathetic.

  • Bobby Ray
    8:33 pm on April 28th, 2013 3

    I think the real point not to miss here is that the folks working there is taking this whole deal a bit more seriously than it has been in the past.

  • Leon LaPorte
    8:51 pm on April 28th, 2013 4

    3. Because these carpet baggers realize they might not be back.

    If Kaesong is permanently closed, it would surprise me in the slightest if the slaves workers end up in a gulag, or worse. After all, they have been contaminated, despite all the precautions, and the norK regime would have no further use for them.

  • Anon
    9:42 pm on April 28th, 2013 5

    Wow, i htink they actually topped Japan in having the most outrageous gameshow.

  • Onezime
    11:32 pm on April 28th, 2013 6


    What’s funny, sad, and pathetic about wanting to bring as much as possible across the border? It’s not as if these companies are turning a huge profit. In fact, most have been operating at a loss. Takes a while to recuperate one’s investments, you know.

  • 1488ahh666666666
    11:36 pm on April 28th, 2013 7

    baekinje, just go die tard..

  • Anon
    11:55 pm on April 28th, 2013 8

    #2 is probaly jsut a white guy using a Korean name.

  • kushibo
    4:26 am on April 29th, 2013 9

    If the place were closing down and you didn’t know when or even if you would be able to return (or if the stuff would be there when you did return), what would you do? Would you just leave it, or would you try to take as much of your finished product as possible? It’s only a few kilometers to get back across the border, on very open and smooth road with little traffic, so why not do this? It’s amusing to look at, but I don’t understand the derision.

  • Obama's Speech Coach
    4:41 am on April 29th, 2013 10

    Kushibo, it’s coming from guys who learned the truth about the buymedrink game after falling in love with a hostess… :mrgreen:

  • Onezime
    4:50 am on April 29th, 2013 11


    Ignorance, that’s where the derision stems from.

  • Tom
    5:31 am on April 29th, 2013 12

    Or more likely, hate. It’s not as if North Korea is allowing their moving trucks to come in and take their stuff. Making fun of Koreans who are losing everything they’ve invested in, makes them feel better.

    Americans are one hateful people. It’s no wonder nobody likes them, and it’s one reason why next time a misfortune hits Americans, it’s OK to make fun of them. Why not? They always do it to other people. :lol:

  • John from Daejeon
    6:08 am on April 30th, 2013 13

    I don’t know how safe I’d feel on the highway from the DMZ border headed to Seoul, or further south, with those extremely overloaded vehicles sharing the road with me at over 100kph. Talk about bad accidents ready to happen when they take a turn, or change lanes, too fast.


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