Hundreds of Koreans Monday have seen long-lost relatives for the first time in more than 50 years through a video link between divided North and South Korea.

Eighty families are participating in the virtual reunions Monday and Tuesday. 

The Associated Press reports that each family is given two hours to see and talk to relatives on the other side of the border.

Millions of Korean families were separated following the division of the Korean Peninsula after the end of World War Two in 1945, and again with the sealing of the border at the end of the Korean War in 1953.

There is no direct mail, telephone service or other form of communication between ordinary citizens across the border.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.