North Korea’s capital is a ghost town amid nuclear testing

Is anybody home, Pyongyang? The North Korean capital looks positively post-apocalyptic in aerial footage that emerged this week. Aram Pan, 41, a Singaporean pilot, took the video for a project called DPRK360, meant to show the hermit kingdom “from a different perspective.” Despite being the largest city in North Korea, with a population of about 2.58 million, Pyongyang appears to be deserted. The footage has emerged as global tensions continue to rise amid diminutive despot Kim Jong Un’s nuclear tests. On Sunday, the rogue regime detonated what it said was a hydrogen bomb — the country’s sixth and most powerful blast, which triggered a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. In April, Russian news outlet Pravda Report claimed Kim had ordered the evacuation of Pyongyang, the UK’s Express reported. Over 600,000 residents were evacuated as tensions flared between the US and the hermit nation.

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