Civilian Drills Grow Lax Among South Koreans Used To Threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Once or twice a year, activity on the streets of South Korea's capital freezes as a wailing siren marks a nationwide drill aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack. Cars stop on roads. Pedestrians move into buildings and subway stations. Government buildings are evacuated. The scenes during the latest air-raid drill on Wednesday are remarkable for turning parts of this usually bustling city into a ghost town.

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Once or twice a year, activity on the streets of South Korea's capital freezes as a wailing siren marks a nationwide drill aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack. Cars stop on roads. Pedestrians move into buildings and ...
    08/23/2017 - 5:44 pm | View Link
  • Civilian drills grow lax among South Koreans used to threats
    Once or twice a year, activity on the streets of South Korea's capital freezes as a wailing siren marks a nationwide drill aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack. Cars stop on roads. Pedestrians move into buildings and subway stations. Government ...
    08/23/2017 - 5:44 pm | View Link
  • Civilian drills grow lax among South Koreans used to threats
    In this Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, photo, people gather at a shelter during a civil defense drill at City Hall in Seoul, South Korea. Once or twice a year, streets of South Korea’s busy capital freeze for several minutes at the sound of a siren, with cars ...
    08/23/2017 - 5:43 pm | View Link
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