December 07, 2023

The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea

Up to a thousand are believed to have died in an accident at an important munitions factory

On November 30, 1991, a massive explosion occurred in the North Korean city of Kanggye - likely killing as many as a thousand people.

Despite taking more lives than the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, the catastrophe remains largely unknown internationally.