Sirens Go Off Across Japan as North Korean Missile Passes Over Hokkaido

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 28, 201714 views
Published: August 28, 2017

North Korea launched a ballistic missile that passed over northern Japan’s Hokkaido island on Tuesday morning, August 29, before dropping into the sea, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. South Korean authorities reportedly said the missile flew 1,700 miles ( 2,700 kilometres). People across Japan reported the sound of sirens and announcements alerting them to the missile launch. In messages sent out to mobile phones, residents were warned not to touch any suspicious items they may find. However, correspondents citing officials tweeted that the missile had broken apart into three pieces and dropped into the Pacific. Credit: Twitter/ Shin Takizawa via Storyful

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