Seoul says evacuation order over North Korea space launch ‘incorrectly issued’

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South Korea said an evacuation alert sent by text message to Seoul residents after North Korea fired a purported space launch vehicle early Wednesday was “issued incorrectly”.

“We inform you that the alert issued by the Seoul Metropolitan Government at 06:41 was issued incorrectly,” the South Korean interior ministry said, referring to an emergency alert that had blared from phones across Seoul after the launch.

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