The government source could not say if anyone was injured or killed in the blast but satellite photos of the area revealed the scope of the impact as well as damage to a nearby greenhouse. The accident in Tokchon was reportedly the third failed test of a Hwasong-12 missile that same month.
North Korea was apparently been unfazed by their string of failures, as the isolated regime chose to begin test-firing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in November. That missile, which North Korea claims can reach the United States, also reportedly failed and broke up on re-entry. The rogue nation’s leader, Kim Jong Un, claims to have the “nuclear button” on his desk at all times. President Trump responded to the dictator’s comment by stating on Twitter that his nuclear button was “much bigger & more powerful.”
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