Chilling footage shows children being placed into storm drains after false missile alert
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This is the chilling moment terrified parents in Hawaii were filmed lowering their children into storm drains after a missile alert was accidentally sent out.

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Footage shows one child saying ‘I don’t want to go in’ as she is lowered into the drain while panicked adults shout in the background.

Panic tore through the US state after residents were told to ‘seek immediate shelter’, and were warned that ‘this is not a drill’.

The warning said in capitals: ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. ‘SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.’

Hawaii state representative Matt LoPresti told CNN: ‘I was sitting in the bathtub with my children, saying our prayers.’

One person wrote: ‘This morning was really scary. Just wanted to let you know, if Hawaii ever gets nuked, I love you all and the run we had was fun. I appreciate each of you.’

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Another said: ‘Sirens are going off in Hawaii about a missile threat inbound to Hawaii. What the heck is happening? I don’t even know where to go bruh.’

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While one Twitter user added: ‘WHY DID I JUST GET A EMERGENCY SAYING THERE’S A BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII N ITS NOT A DRILL….’

Tourists at hotels were being instructed to stay indoors immediately after the alert.

The false alert is believed to have been sent out accidentally, after someone ‘pushed the wrong button’ during an employee shift change, Hawaii Governor David Ige told CNN.

A spokesman for the U.S. military’s Pacific command said it ‘detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii’ and warning had been sent in error.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says a false alarm about a missile threat was based on ‘human error’ and was ‘totally inexcusable.’

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