I saw the headline and thought it was another fake story.
Then I read “coronavirus” and thought: maybe the North Koreans are really scared of that?
A South Korean official has been shot dead and burned by North Korean troops, the South’s defence ministry said, condemning the “brutal act”.
Seoul said the man, who worked for the fisheries department, disappeared from a patrol boat near the border and was later found in the North’s waters.
North Korean soldiers shot him, then poured oil over his body and set it alight, the ministry said. It believed it was an anti-coronavirus measure.
Pyongyang has not commented.
The border between the Koreas is tightly policed, and the North is thought to have a “shoot-to-kill” policy in place to prevent Covid-19 from entering the country.
The incident would be the second time North Korean troops have shot and killed a South Korean civilian. In July 2008, a tourist was shot by a soldier at Mount Kumgang.
I would still wager it’s a fake story.
Democracy Asians are known for lighting people on fire.
Nationalist Asians are better known for their extraordinary cuteness and soft-heartedness, as well as their love of experiencing joyful family happiness.