The number of people who lost their lives in the stampede that broke out as a result of many people being trapped in a narrow street during the Halloween celebration on October 29 in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, rose to 156.
The number of people who lost their lives in the stampede that broke out as a result of many people being trapped in a narrow street during the October 29 Halloween celebration in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, rose to 156. It was stated that 26 people were foreign nationals. In the statement, it was stated that 26 foreign nationals are citizens of Iran, China, Russia, Japan, USA, France, Australia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Norway, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Austria. Declaring national mourning, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the place created for those who lost their lives in the stampede and laid flowers. On the other hand, it is planned to issue an arrival visa to Incheon International Airport so that the families of foreign nationals who lost their lives can ‘enter the country comfortably’. Police Chief and Seoul Mayor ApologizedPolice Chief Yoon Hee-keun stated that they felt “heavy responsibility” for the stampede disaster and announced that an investigation would be launched into how the incident happened. Police Chief Yoon said in a press release that about 156 people were killed, most in their 20s, and 30 were seriously injured in what he called South Korea’s deadliest disaster in the past eight years. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon burst into tears as he apologized for the stampede in a press release today. Local media stated that more than 100,000 people were on the streets at the time of the incident.