More on that North Korean “train” crash

It’s either very interesting or internet hype, but as many as 10 technicians from Syria’s CERS institute were killed escorting equipment in the April 22nd train accident in North Korea.

The specialist said the Syrians were accompanying “large equipment” and that the damage from the explosion was greatest in the portion of the train they occupied.

The source said North Korean military personnel with protective suits responded to the scene soon after the explosion and removed material only from the Syrians’ section of the train.

Also, Japan’s Kyodo News is reporting that the explosion was much larger than North Korea reported, as measured in the US, Japan, and Russia by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CBTO).

the force of April 22’s train explosion at the North’s Ryonchon Station was about that of an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, which would have required about 800 tons of TNT — about eight times that officially announced by North Korea…. The CTBTO feels that the cause of the explosion may differ from the North’s explanation, and noted the explosion might have been caused by highly-explosive materials like military-use fuel going off. Officials at the CTBTO plan to look into the causes of the accident.

If true, sounds like things are about to pick up on the Peninsula again.

via Instapundit