The border between South and North Korea remains tense on today, as more South Korean workers returned from the Kaesong industrial complex.
Vehicles loaded with goods were seen passing through a checkpoint heading south across the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two nations.
North Korea has pulled out its 53, 000 workers from the Kaesong complex, which is North Korea's last major economic link with the South.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.