Warnings of North Korean Missile Launch Ring Out in Northern Japan

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 29, 2017
Published: August 29, 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 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles). 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/jtnarsico via Storyful

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