Japan city mistakenly tweets N. Korean missile launch
Published on Apr 10, 2013 4:34 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - Officials in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced on Wednesday after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.
The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its Tweet just before noon, announcing "North Korea has launched a missile" with blank spaces to indicate the exact time.
"We received a call from one of our followers who had noticed the mistake.
We had the Tweet ready and waiting, but for an unknown reason it was dispatched erroneously," said a city official.
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