September 30, 2023

‘I held my husband and cried’: Wartime alerts fuel panic and confusion in Seoul

Air raid sirens and evacuation orders left many fearing North Korean attack, though others greeted alerts with shrug

Air raid sirens and wartime evacuation alerts jolted Seoul residents from their slumbers early Wednesday morning, leading even those desensitized to North Korean threats to worry about an imminent attack.

29-year-old Park Somi said the warnings to seek shelter left her terrified.