01 Nov '17, 2am

About 200 died in tunnel collapse at North Korea nuclear site on Oct 10: TV Asahi

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - About 200 people may have died when tunnels collapsed at a North Korean nuclear test site in October, TV Asahi reported, citing unidentified people familiar with North Korean matters. Kim Jong Un's regime detonated an underground nuclear device near the Punggye-ri site in northeast North Korea on Sept 3, setting off an earthquake with a magnitude of about 6.3 that was felt as far away as China. About 100 people got caught in a collapsed tunnel around Oct 10, while the others were trapped in a further collapse during a rescue attempt, TV Asahi said. China warned North Korea on Sept 20 that further nuclear tests could blow the top off a mountain and spark a potential catastrophic collapse at the site, the South China Morning Post reported Oct 28. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Geology and Geophysics briefed a North Kore...

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