If reports from Japanese media are to be believed, 200 people have been killed at the North Korea’s Punggye-Ri facility which is a nuclear site after a tunnel collapsed. The accident has taken place during the construction of a new underground tunnel.
North Korea Tunnel Collapsed: All You Need To Know
Japan’s TV Asahi reported that 100 people were killed when an unfinished North Korea tunnel collapsed and while attempting to rescue the first group of workers a further collapse happened, raising the death toll to 200. Till now, no officials have confirmed the Japanese TV station’s claims.
North Korea Nuclear Site- Punggye-RI
Punggye-Ri is the same site where North Korea tested its 6th nuclear test (100-kiloton explosive which was around seven times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during WW2).
China Issued A Warning To North Korea
Also, North Korea’s nuclear testing has caused serious damage to the facility’s foundations. The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geology and Geophysics warned:
“China cannot sit and wait until the site implodes. Our instruments can detect nuclear fallout when it arrives, but it will be too late by then. There will be public panic and anger at the government for not taking action.”