5,800 migrant workers killed in South Korea in a decade

World | 10 Aug 2018 8:17 pm

South Korea has an unfortunate record when it comes to migrant workers, the Korea Times reports. In the last decade, more than 5,800 migrant workers died in Korea -- 1,080 of them in industrial accidents.

Unpaid wages to migrant workers amounted to more than 11.5 billion won (US$9.79 million) during the period.

Between 2007 and 2017, 36 Nepalese workers have committed suicide in South Korea.

 

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