North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Residents Warned To Take Shelter

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Pyongyang: North Korea has reportedly launched a intermediate-range ballistic missile over northern Japan. Following this, the government sounded alert and urged people to take shelter from falling debris.

According to reports, the government had activated its J-Alert system on Tuesday morning for residents in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido and the country’s north-eastern Aomori prefecture.

Train services were also temporarily halted in the region,  reports said.

“North Korea appears to have launched a missile. Please evacuate into buildings or underground,” the alert read.

On the other hand, the prime minister, Fumio Kishida, called North Korea’s actions “outrageous”, and said the government would continue to gather and analyse information.

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