Reports all over are coming in stating that a double tunnel collapse at one of the North Korea’s nuclear test range has happened and that it caused the detonation of an H-bomb. As it seems the unfortunate event occurred at the two unfinished tunnels that were being constructed underneath the Punggye-ri mountain site. To make things even worse around 100 workers that were on the site doing excavation work on the new tunnel were crushed and a hundred more during the second collapse that happened in the middle of the rescue efforts, according to the Japanese TV.
Maybe none of this would happen if the North Korea observers were listened to. They have repeatedly warned the authorities that there is a huge risk of collapse that might come thanks to a lot of inexplicable earthquakes that happened lately. Furthermore, the crisis is being escalated because there is a huge fear that massive amounts of radiation might be released over the Korean Peninsula due to the incident. South Korea’s chief of weather agency even warned that there might be a possibility that a collapse of the North’s mountainous test site will happen if there is another nuclear blast there. If you recall that test site is the same one where the rogue state tested its biggest-ever nuclear bomb (five times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima) back in September. As a result of those tests, geologists have since been detecting tremors at the test range which only suggest one thing – a very unstable area that will soon face a disaster.
The Punggye-ri is the only known test site in the North Korea, and its location is in the Northern region of the country near their borders with Russia and China. This is the location where the N. Korea already detonated six nuclear devices in tunnels that are hidden beneath the mountains. These tests were easily discovered by satellite images that very often showed huge mounds of dirt near the base that suggests only one thing – nuclear testing. Even Paul Richards, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, noted this and stated “What we are seeing from North Korea looks like some kind of stress in the ground. In that part of the world, there were stresses in the ground, but the explosions have shaken them up.”
This unfortunate event could once more bring up the already raging tensions between the West and North Korea. We remind you that Pyongyang had closed itself to the public and stopped the nuclear and missile tests since September 15, when they shot a missile over Japan, but this might trigger the unstable leader Kim Jong-un to release the much feared “Juche Bird.”