Hundreds dead after tunnel collapse at North Korea nuclear test site

THERE are fears at least 200 people have been killed after an underground tunnel at a nuclear test site in North Korea collapsed.

Local media say the collapse happened at the Punggye-ri test site on October 10, while people were doing construction on the underground tunnel.

According to reports, the disaster occurred in two parts – with 100 people crushed in the initial collapse and a further 100 people killed during the rescue operation.


There are now fears of a radioactive leak, “which could spark a Chernobyl- or Fukushima-style disaster,” The Sun reports.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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