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Footage Shows North Korea Capital Completely Empty

by : Julia Banim on : 09 Sep 2017 14:56
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A pilot from Singapore has captured footage of North Korean capital, Pyongyang, looking completely deserted.

Aram Pan filmed and released the chilling birds-eye video, which shows the city looking like a ‘ghost town’ with eerily empty streets and public spaces.

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The rural areas outside the centre also reveal very few signs of life.

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The footage has now led some to believe Pyongyang – with its reported population of 2.58 million – has been evacuated, perhaps in preparation for the launching of another missile.

41-year-old Aram is part of DPRK360, a project which attempts to shed light on North Korea through the sharing of photographs and video footage online.

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As world leaders become increasingly nervous about North Korea’s expanding nuclear capabilities, these new images will do nothing to quell fears.

You can watch the footage for yourself below:

If this is indeed an evacuation of Pyongyang, it may not be the first time.

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Back in April, Russian newspaper Pravda Report reported how 600,000 Pyongyang residents were evacuated before a missile launch.

This new footage comes after Kim Jong-un’s recent promise to enact ‘powerful countermeasures’, sparking fresh fears of an intercontinental ballistic missile being fired towards the USA.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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