SKorean found dead at inter-Korean factory park

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean man has been found dead at a jointly-run factory park in North Korea.

South Korea's Unification Ministry told reporters Saturday that the 55-year old worker from a South Korean company that manufactures leather products and mobile phone accessories was found dead earlier that day.

Officials say the cause of death is unknown but there are no signs of external injuries and the man didn't suffer from chronic illness.

The Kaesong complex just north of the border is the last remaining inter-Korean rapprochement project.

Its operations halted in April when Pyongyang withdrew its workers amid tension over North Korean threats of nuclear war. It reopened in September after North Korea toned down its rhetoric and began pursuing diplomacy with South Korea.