North Korea launched a missile that reportedly crashed into one of its own city. The launch of the missile got failed and it crashed into the city. The missile which was reportedly launched by North Korea was Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. The missile was initially believed to gave disintegrated mid-flight after it was fired on 28 April 2017.
The failed missile landed in the city of Tokchon, around 90 miles north of Pyongyang, secretive communist country’s capital. The city has 200,000 population.
Exploding on the possibility of the missile, causing significant damage to the premises of industrial or agricultural buildings, The Diplomate magazine quoted a US intelligence source with satellite imagery.
As per the US government, the missile’s first stage engines failed around a minute after it was launched. When a liquid-fuel missile fails, it causes a massive explosion. Google Earth’s satellite images are giving a clear proof of explosion. Once where a building stood, then remains only debris.
However, as stated in the publication, it is impossible to verify whether a sudden strike has caused any death. Another North Korean missile test in the report shows the danger of failure at the wrong time. If the missile fell to Japan, then its trajectory could be similar to an attack.
Also, North Korea gives no warning regarding the tests of missile and the nearby countries take time to determine whether missile launches are a test or an attack.
It was also warned in the report that the new construction of tunnels, hangars and storage sites in the north means that missiles will be easily targeted “sitting ducks” on the known launch pad. Diplomat comes with an article, as the Prime Minister of Japan warned that due to the “unacceptable provocation” of North Korea, the country’s security situation has been the most dangerous since World War II.
Shinzo Abe said, “It is not an exaggeration to say that the security environment surrounding Japan is at its severest since World War Two. By raising pressure on North Korea, together with the international community, I intend to do my utmost to solve North Korea’s nuclear, missiles and abduction issues.”
On the other hand, as per the US ambassador Nikki Haley, US was hearing reports that North Korea might be preparing to fire another missile and it could be a ballistic missile. The possible launch of this missile could be mid of this week.
US President Donald Trump replied to the statement of Kim Jong Un in a mocking way by tweeting: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times’. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”