A South Korean official has been shot dead and burnt by North Korean troops.
South Korea’s defence ministry which condemned the brutal act said the man had disappeared from a patrol boat near the border and was later found in the North’s waters.
It added that North Korean soldiers shot him, then poured oil over his body and set it alight.
Pyongyang has not commented.
North Korea has tightened its borders and is thought to have a “shoot-to-kill” policy in place to prevent the coronavirus from entering the country.