200 dead in N Korea after tunnel collapses
October 31, 2017
As many as 200 construction workers are feared dead after the collapse of a tunnel at a nuclear test site in North Korea, writes the Independent reports citing a Japanese media report.
The tunnel was being built at the Punggye-ri test site when it collapsed, according to a report on Japan’s TV Asahi citing an unnamed source in North Korea.
It said that about 100 people were initially trapped in the tunnel and another 100 may have been killed by a second collapse as they tried to rescue the first group.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the report did not provide further details, including when the incident occurred.(Agencies)