Japan holds first evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean missile

The children are playing duck-duck-goose with their teacher outside their elementary school when the siren suddenly blares.

On cue, teachers and students drop to the ground and wait for further instructions.

“This is a drill,” a voice echoes over a loudspeaker across this small coastal town.

“A missile has been launched.”

Moments later, the entire school body runs from the athletic field into the school gym. They are joined by elderly volunteers, who line up in rows next to the children seated quietly on the wooden floor.

Three missiles launched from North Korea in March landed less than 200 nautical miles from Oga.

This is Japan’s first evacuation exercise preparing for the scenario of a North Korean missile attack against this country.

“A missile fell about 20 kilometers off the coast of Oga inside territorial waters,” says another loudspeaker announcement.

“The damage is still unknown so please remain sheltered inside the gym.”

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Source By http://edition.cnn.com

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