Play With Fire, Get Burned: Nuclear Blast In North Korea Kills 200 At Test Site, Japan Reports
In any other country this report would be a tragedy, but since it happened in North Korea it’s certainly a godsend. More than 200 people are believed to have died when a tunnel at a nuclear testing site collapsed during the latest detonation by North Korea. While the test occurred in September, the information is just being made public now and North Korea hasn’t admitted to it yet. The Hermit Kingdom has a tendency to cover-up all major accidents related to their nuclear testing program for obvious reasons.
Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed earlier this month.
An additional 100 labourers sent to rescue their colleagues were reportedly killed when the tunnel suffered a second collapse.
An exact date for the disaster has not been provided, but it comes shortly after North Korea conducted its sixth – and most powerful – underground nuclear test at the site.
Japanese authorities say that at least 100 people died in the initial collapse and that a subsequent rescue effort resulted in a secondary collapse killing at least 100 more. Meanwhile, North Korea’s northern neighbor might be the one to take on most of the collateral damage–experts are warning that China could suffer from radioactive contaminants. The Punggye-ri mountain where the test took place is increasingly pushed into the unstable territory with each subsequent test. Further interference could cause a collapse of the mountain itself and spew poisonous radiation into the region which closely borders China.
To be momentarily callous, this is probably a good thing. North Korea doesn’t do anything other than exist at the pleasure of their bigger Communist brother so it goes to reason that China will be less inclined to turn a blind eye towards any further tests now that this news has gotten out. The test, which was the sixth at the site since 2006, also triggered a large-scale landslide visible from satellite imagery.
So How Big Was The Blast?
Experts in Japan assessed that size of the detonation based on the magnitude of the shock and stated that it was a hydrogen bomb that was eight times the size of Hiroshima!
South Korea has stated that they are aware of the report but that back-channel communications with the Northern Regime have not included any further information on that matter–this also isn’t a shock.
The release of this information to the general public comes just a week ahead of President Trump’s first trip to South Korea since he stepped into the Oval Office.
North Korea has conducted four out of six nuclear tests at the behest of Kim Jong-un. Two earlier tests were conducted by his father Kim Jong-il who died in 2011.
We will continue to update as more information comes to light!