What would happen if Worksop was hit by a hydrogen bomb?

Areas of Worksop that would be affected by the hydrogen bomb blast
Areas of Worksop that would be affected by the hydrogen bomb blast

More than 12,000 people would be killed if a hydrogen bomb hit Worksop, a computer programme has predicted.

North Korean officials have claimed the country carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test yesterday (Wednesday, January 6).

The computer programme, Nukemap, predicts 12,040 fatalities and 17,910 injuries – if the bomb has a yield of 10 kilotons, as the country claims.

If, in the unlikely event the bomb was dropped in the town centre, the radius of the nuclear fireball would reach a diameter of 150 metres causing fatalities and taking out the town centre, including landmarks such as the town hall. Bassetlaw Hospital would also be wiped out.

The air blast radius would reach up to 1.51 kilometres, stretching out across Rhodesia and Gateford.

The pressure of the blast in this area would cause most buildings to collapse and widespread fatalities.

Radiation would reach almost two kilometres and without medical treatment, there could be between 50 per cent and 90 per cent mortality from acute effects alone.

Dying would take between several hours and several weeks and people more than two kilometres away would suffer third degree burns.