In North Korea due to the collapse of a tunnel at the nuclear test site killed 200 people

In North Korea due to the collapse of a tunnel at the nuclear test site killed 200 people

The publication The Telegraph , citing the Japanese Agency, Asahi TV reported that about 200 North Korean workers have died as a result of the collapse of a tunnel at the nuclear test site.

Sources in North Korea told the news channel that the tunnel at the test site Punggye-ri, the construction of which was attended by 100 workers collapsed at the beginning of this month – 10 September. Tunnel construction could not stand the pressure and collapsed, leaving people trapped underground. No one was saved. Then about the tragic case in silence. Later due to re-collapse caused by displacement of rocks, another 100 workers were killed. Exact date of incident not known, but it came shortly after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful underground nuclear test at the site.

In North Korea due to the collapse of a tunnel at the nuclear test site killed 200 people

17 October study published by the Us-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, suggested that the sixth underground test on this site has caused «substantial damage of the existing network of tunnels under Mount Mantap».

Some analysts have documented the power of the explosion at not less than 280 kilotons, while seismologists have reported a significant underground collapses after the explosion.

Satellite images of the site Punngye-ri, made immediately after the test, showed a significant damage of surface characteristics, including landslides.

Us je-Kol, head of the Meteorological service of South Korea, in his presentation in Parliament warned that further testing in the area of Punggye-ri can lead to the fact that the mountain will collapse and there will be a powerful radioactive release to the environment.

KIM’S DISASTER North Korea nuclear base COLLAPSES killing at least 200 people, local reports claim, amid …https://t.co/m7wwpAx5tC pic.twitter.com/aeEDwndiCc

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