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At least 200 people killed after tunnel collapses at North Korean nuclear test site

By zzyzzx following x   2017 Oct 31, 8:25am 789 views   7 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


At least 200 people have been killed at a nuclear test site in North Korea after a tunnel collapsed, according to an unverified Japanese media report.

The collapse is said to have taken place during the construction of a new underground facility at the Punggye-ri site in northeastern North Korea on October 10, the report says.

But there has been no official confirmation of the claims, apparently made by an unnamed North Korean 'source'.

According to Japan's TV Asahi, up to 100 people had been trapped in the tunnels and a further collapse happened during attempts to rescue them, raising the death toll to at least 200.

The network claimed the incident was the result of the weakening of the ground surrounding the site in the wake of North Korea's sixth nuclear test which was carried out at the same site.

It comes a day after Seoul warned that one more North Korean nuclear detonation could destroy its mountain test site and trigger a radiation leak.

South Korea says any future nuclear test by Kim Jong-un risks collapsing the location set aside for launching missiles.

Seoul detected several earthquakes near the hermit nation's nuclear test site in the country's northeast after its sixth and most powerful bomb explosion in September.

Experts say the quakes suggest the area is now too unstable to conduct more tests there.

South Korea's weather agency chief Nam Jae-Cheol made the comments Monday during a parliament committee meeting.

He was responding to a lawmaker's question about whether another North Korean test could lead to such an accident.

Earlier this month, US experts issued a similar warning, stating a second nuclear test site used by North Korea in the country's north west could cave in but that it won't be abandoned.

Five of Pyongyang's recent tests have been carried out under Mount Mantap at the Punggye-ri military base, which is located in the north west of North Korea.

But now the base is said to be suffering from 'Tired Mountain Syndrome' after three small earthquakes occurred nearby after the blasts.


1   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 31, 8:26am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


Tired mountain syndrome is a condition in which underground nuclear testing fractures and weakens rock, increasing permeability and the risk of release of radionuclides and radioactive contamination of the environment.
2   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 31, 9:14am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sadly, the little rocket man was not one of the victims.
3   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 31, 10:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

They can't even build tunnels, but we're supposed to believe they can fire nukes!?
4   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 31, 11:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
Sadly, the little rocket man was not one of the victims.

Won't make a damn difference: that fat fuck is just a chair-warmer.
5   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 31, 11:40am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
They can't even build tunnels, but we're supposed to believe they can fire nukes!?

Tunnels they have to build themselves. Rockets and nukes they get from Russia. And these are based on solid tech, stolen from Germans and US.
6   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 31, 1:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
They can't even build tunnels, but we're supposed to believe they can fire nukes!?

Building nukes is the easy part. Getting the parts to build nukes is hard.
7   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 31, 2:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

KimJongUn says
Rockets and nukes they get from Russia.

They still have to posses the capacity to aim and fire.

Russia again? That Red Dawn remake was 5 years too early...

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