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Nuclear test site tunnel collapse in N Korea
Posted on: 10/31/2017 2:01:36 PM
 Sounds very bad. Happened in September, at least 200 dead at this point; China believes radioactivity may be escaping in the form of irradiated dust and dirt into the atmosphere [unconfirmed at this point]. Apparently, the tunneling techniques by N Korean engineers were substandard and the blasts weakened the tunnels.


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TOKYO (Reuters) - A tunnel at North Korea’s nuclear test site collapsed after Pyongyang’s sixth atomic test in September, possibly killing more than 200 people, Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi said on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

Reuters has not been able to verify the report.

About 100 workers at the Punggye-ri nuclear site were affected by the initial collapse, which took place around Sept. 10, the broadcaster said.

A second collapse during a rescue operation meant it was possible the death toll could have exceeded 200, it added.
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