Rumors spread in North Korea about deaths from nuke test
Government has yet to release adequate information about detonation, sources say
Japan’s Asahi Shimbun is reporting that rumors are spreading among North Korean citizens that people involved in or living near Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test are dying or coming down with a strange illness.
“(Such rumors are circulating) because the (North Korean) government has not provided appropriate explanations about the nuclear test,” Asahi quoted a “source” familiar with the country as saying.
The newspaper says the rumors are spreading by word of mouth among citizens, including those working in markets. According to some unconfirmed reports, a worker involved in preparations for the testing of a hydrogen bomb has died.