Sancheong–Hamyang massacre

Deaths 705
Location South Korea
Died Unknown
Date February 7, 1951; 71 years ago (1951-02-07)
Criminal penalty Unknown


The Sancheong and Hamyang massacre (Korean: 산청・함양 양민학살 사건, Hanja: 山清・咸陽良民虐殺事件) was a massacre conducted by a unit of the South Korean Army 11th Division during the Korean War. On 7 February 1951, 705 unarmed citizens in Sancheong and Hamyang, South Gyeongsang district of South Korea were killed. The victims were civilians and 85% of them were women, children and elderly people. The 11th Division also conducted the Geochang massacre two days later. The division's commanding general was Choe Deok-sin.

On 20 February 2006, the National Archives of Korea reported that files concerning the massacre had been found.

On 7 November 2008, a memorial park for the victims was established in Sancheong.