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Police searching for missing Asian Games athletes

/ 05:57 PM October 08, 2014

SEOUL — Police say they are searching for seven athletes and a reporter who went missing after the Asian Games closed on Saturday in the port city of Incheon.

Police inspector Baek Seung-cheol says on Wednesday that the whereabouts of three athletes from Nepal, two from Sri Lanka and one each from Bangladesh and the Palestinian territories are unknown. Baek adds a TV reporter from Pakistan is also missing.

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Police say there is a possibility that the eight are looking to work illegally in South Korea.

Police say the athletes’ visas expire on October 19 and the reporter’s on October 30.

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