Asia (bbabo.net) - South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol declared national mourning for the stampede in Seoul's Itaewon district, expressed his condolences to the victims and the families of the victims, promised to investigate the causes of the incident and take measures for the future, the President's statement was broadcast live on YTN.
The President called the incident "a tragedy that should not have happened." He promised to provide proper treatment for all the victims, to do everything to find out the causes of the situation and prevent this from happening in the future.
“I pray for the repose of the dead and hope for a speedy recovery of the injured, I express my deepest condolences to the families of the dead who lost their precious lives... From today until the liquidation of the situation is completed, I declare national mourning in the country. Resolving this situation and taking action for the future will be a top priority for the government ... We are thoroughly investigating the causes of the incident and will take fundamental measures to prevent this from happening in the future, ”the president said.
The death toll during the stampede in the capital of South Korea, Seoul, according to the latest data, has increased to 149 people, another 76 were injured, among the dead and injured there are foreigners. According to the Seoul Fire Department, a stampede began to form around 22.22 Saturday (16.22 GMT) in a narrow alley in Seoul's Itaewon district, where multiple Halloween parties were held, causing crowds.
Local authorities said they were receiving reports of missing people as a result of the situation in Itaewon and were passing on reports to the police. Already received 270 applications.