North Korea : Nuclear COLLAPSE killing at least 200 people, local reports claim, amid fears of massive radioactive leak

The Nuclear Collapse occurred at the nuclear test site of Punggye-ri in the northeast of the country on October 10, according to reports

A TUNNEL in an underground nuclear location in North Korea collapsed with up to 200 people killed, according to reports.

The collapse occurred at the site of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Weapon in the northeast of the country on October 10, according to Japanese television Asahi.

The catastrophe has caused fears of massive radioactive leakage that could cause disaster in the style of Chernobyl or Fukushima.

A North Korean official said the collapse occurred during the construction of the underground tunnel, South Korea’s reporting agency reported.

About 100 people are said to have been trapped by the initial collapse of the tunnel, with another 100 losses in the second collapse during a rescue operation, Asahi reported on Tuesday.

It is believed that the crash was caused by Kim Jong-un’s sixth nuclear test on March 3, which weakens the mountain, according to the report.

It was reported earlier this year that a mountain believed to be a hidden base is at risk of demolition and radiation leakage in the region.

Experts say if the top is crumbled, clouds of radioactive dust and gas will affect the region, the South China Morning Post reported.

The Punggye-ri test site is carved deep into the Mantap Mountain.

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The geophysicist Wen Lianning and his team at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui Province, said that “safe” underground detonations occur under the mountain.

They published an analysis of data collected from more than 100 seismic monitoring sites across China.

This reduced the location of Pyongyang’s nuclear tests with a mistake of only 100 meters. They are all under the same mountain.

Seismic data showed that the underground test caused an earthquake measuring 6.3 degrees, ten times stronger than the fifth test a year ago.

Satellite images showed that the blast caused numerous landslides around the test site of Punggye-ri, according to a Washington 38-mega monitoring project.

But China’s nuclear weapons researcher and president of the Chinese nuclear society, Wang Niang, said on the morning that the collapse could have caused a major environmental catastrophe.

He said: “We call it” taking the roof. “If the mountain falls and the hole is exposed, it will issue many bad things.

“A 100 kilowatt bomb is a relatively large bomb. The North Korean government should stop the tests because they pose a huge threat not only to North Korea, but to other countries, especially China.”

Satellite photos taken just one day after the explosion reveal new sand and smooth fields distressed by an explosion at an altitude of about 2205 meters.

Analysts say these have emerged more numerous and widespread than those caused by previous detonations – which would be consistent with the increased size of the bomb.

Wang said there are limited mountains in North Korea that are “fit” to conduct a nuclear test.

He said that if the North is simply drilled in the mountain, it increases the risk of “drilling at the top”.

The news of the collapse of the tunnel comes after Russia appeared and the United States carried nuclear bombers near the country, while tensions grow in connection with Kim’s nuclear threats.

Source : www.thesun.co.uk

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