Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia

Malaysia is hunting for a radioactive device which went missing from a pickup truck earlier this month.

Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly.

There are also fears it could be used as part of a weapon – a so-called dirty bomb – if it fell into the wrong hands.

Authorities have confirmed the device is missing but have insisted that “everything is under control”.

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Source: BBC News