Transcript for Son of Kim Jong Nam is reportedly in hiding: Part 6
Reporter: Just a couple of months ago, surveillance cameras rolling in the heavily armed demilitarized zone captured video that stunned the world -- a lone north Korean soldier, risking his own life, in a dramatic attempt to defect. To the south. Watch as he speeds along a road, then loses control of his truck. Hopelessly stuck in a ditch, and with fellow north Korean troopers in hot pursuit, the only option, run. In a hail of bullets, the desperate soldier crosses to the other side. But he's badly shot, his life now in immediate danger. "20/20" has obtained video of the rescue mission and an interview with the surgeon who saved the defector's life. He was transferred here from dmz area right away. Reporter: He probably would have died if was not rescued instantly. Yes, that's right. Reporter: The doctor says the soldier's desperation is a clear sign that life is getting worse in North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-un. My name is Kim han-sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family. Reporter: But could this young man, the son of the murdered Kim jong-nam, be the face of hope for the north? Reporter: In this video released not long after his father's murder, he says he's safe. My father has been killed a few days ago. Reporter: But for how long? Intelligence sources tell us he's now the target of death squads, dispatched by his thless uncle, forced deep into hiding under Chinese government protection. Kim han-sol obviously is -- also poses a threat to Kim Jong-un, just by bloodline. So I really hope that he's in safe hands. Today, there are many Koreans hoping that the living legacy of Kim jong-nam might one day come home to claim his place as the head of the paektu family dynasty. We hope this gets better.
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