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Seoul, Korea: Bomb Shelters Everywhere
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9 Oct 2017 11:23 AM EST

With thousands of North Korean artillery pieces little more than 30 miles away, Seoul has established a vast underground network of air-raid shelters across this sprawling city of 10 million people. But many residents in the South Korean capital admit they don't even know where their nearest shelter is. And few seem concerned about that. Most of the 3,253 civil defense shelters dotted across the city are hiding in plain sight. They double up as underground shopping malls, subway stations and hotel parking lots — all dug extra deep by the South Korean government over recent decades with this dual purpose in mind.

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