TOKYO - The badly decomposed remains of 10 people have been found on Japan's coast across the sea from North Korea, along with the wreckage of two boats, officials said Monday (Nov 27).
The discovery comes just days after a group of eight fishermen, who said they were from North Korea, washed up on the same shore.
Police said two cadavers were found in separate places on the edge of the surf on Sado island, which lies around 750km from North Korea across the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
The bodies had begun to putrefy, and had nothing to identify them, senior local police official Hideaki Sakyo told Agence France-Presse.
However, he added, there were boxes of North Korean tobacco as well as boat parts and life jackets with Korean script nearby.