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When Seoul gets nuclear-bombed…

Posted September. 10, 2016 07:10,   

Updated September. 10, 2016 07:50


Experts predict that the nuclear warhead tested on Thursday by North Korea would give yields around 10-kilo ton. When converted into TNT, the explosion would amount to 10,000 tons. The recent provocation by North Korea held an explosive force close to the U.S. nuclear bomb “Little Boy” (15 kt), which was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. When the North actually uses this weapon to target Seoul, it will lead to inevitable consequences.

In 2005, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense disclosed the possible aftermath after the nuclear attack through the computer-simulated tests.

Test results showed that a 20-kt plutonium implosion bomb (near “Fat Man” grade bombed on Nagasaki) dropped on the surface of Yongsan, Seoul would lead to 344,412 instantaneous deaths with electromagnetic and shock waves, radiation, fire, and others. The death toll would amount to 1,128,997, with 784,585 more deaths from radioactive fallout. When added up the wounded, the total surges to 2,748,868. The worst-case scenario claimed 30 percent of Seoulites as dead, as nine out of 10 injured are highly likely to pass away within a year.

On a policy report announced by the then-researcher for Korean Institute for Defense Analyses, Dr. Shin Seong-taek of Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies also expected the death toll to reach from 300,000 to 400,000 when a 20-kt nuclear warhead is bombed on Yongsan.

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