Not actual message broadcasted

TWO radio stations on the Pacific island of Guam are in hot water after accidentally broadcasting a missile warning klaxon –  sparking fears of a North Korean nuke attack.

The civil danger warning message was mistakenly broadcast because of “human error” just after midnight today by both the KTWG and KSTO radio stations.

The broadcast alert came just days after noisy neighbour Kim Jong-un threatened to fire four Hwasong nuclear missiles in the direction of the American island territory.

The alarm read: “A broadcast station or cable system has issued a civil danger warning for the following countries/areas: Guam; at 12:25 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, effective until 12:40 a.m. Message from KTWGKSTO.”

However the worrying  test was not connected to any emergency, heightened threat or warning, BNO news reported.

George Charfauros, Guam Homeland Security Advisor, said in a statement: “Remember there is no change in threat level, we continue business as usual and know there are US Department of Defense capabilities in place.

“We continue communication with our federal and military partners and have not received official statement warranting any concern for imminent threat to Guam or the Marianas.”

Kim has revealed he has delayed a decision on firing towards Guam while he watches US actions a little longer, the North’s state media said on Tuesday.

The chilling government leaflet was distributed on Friday
The chilling government leaflet was distributed on Friday
One worried local fills his trolley to the brim with bottled water
One worried local fills his trolley to the brim with bottled water

 

The island last week issued residents with a chilling ‘what to do in case of nuclear attack’ leaflet amid fears of an imminent strike from North Korea.

The Pacific islanders were put on red alert after the local government issued the emergency fact sheet with the message “don’t look at the fireball.”

Titled “In Case of Emergency… Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat”, it says: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you.”

It goes on “Take cover behind anything that might offer protection”.

The island’s 160,000 residents were put in the cross-hairs after it was revealed North Korea is now armed with nuclear warheads able to be fixed to its intercontinental missiles.

The flier also offers guidance on removing radioactive material: “When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination.”

But don’t scratch or scrub skin and “do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.”

Guam is just over 2,000 miles from North Korea
Guam is just over 2,000 miles from North Korea

 

News that the island is on nuclear alert has panicked thousands
News that the island is on nuclear alert has panicked thousands