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.


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

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