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S Korea island unfazed by North's threats

Locals on South Korean border island of Baengnyong try to stay upbeat as tensions continue to escalate.

Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013 14:36
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Tourism in South Korea's border island of Baengnyong has plummeted as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said, in the event of a war, artillery units would engulf Baengnyong in flames.

Many island residents, however, have said they do not think the threats will become a reality.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Baengnyong Island.

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