North Korean athletes and officials participating in the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games arrived in South Korea on Wednesday morning via the overland Gyeongui Line.

The 24 delegates, including six athletes, left for Pyeongchang shortly after crossing the border. 

Para Nordic skiers Ma Yu-chol and Kim Jong-hyon will compete in cross country events. The four other athletes are observers. 

It is the first time for the North to participate in the Winter Paralympics. The athletes and officials will return home next Thursday. 

The PyeongChang Paralympic Games will begin on Friday for a ten-day run.