In the United States estimated the number of victims in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula
In the early days of the conflict between the DPRK and South Korea may die up to 300 thousand people, even if the country will not resort to weapons of mass destruction. Seoul is in range of North Korean artillery.
Renewed conflict on the Korean Peninsula could lead to hundreds of thousands of victims in the first few days even without using nuclear weapons. This is evidenced in the report of the research Service of the U.S. Congress, which writes Bloomberg.
Given the population density, the military conflict “could affect more than 25 million people on both sides of the border, including 100 thousand US citizens”, quotes Agency the extract from 62-page document.
Even if the DPRK would use conventional weapons, the death toll will be from 30 thousand to 300 thousand people.
This assessment researchers give based on the concentration of artillery of North Korea, which is able to fire including the South Korean capital, Seoul. Thus, according to the researchers, the DPRK artillery can fire up to 10 thousand rounds per minute.
The outbreak of war on the Korean Peninsula, according to the authors of the report, will lead to mass mobilization of American forces landing on Korean Peninsula and a large military losses. The conflict may go beyond the Peninsula in the case of joining in the confrontation of China, said the researchers. in their opinion, the parties to the conflict could be Russia and Japan.