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.