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On the next road eastward above Yŏngch'ŏn, the N.K. 15th Division launched its attack against the ROK 8th Division on 2 September. Although far under strength, with its three regiments reportedly having a total of only 3,600 men, it penetrated in four days to the lateral corridor at Yŏngch'ŏn. North of the town one regiment of the ROK 8th Division panicked when an enemy tank got behind its lines.