Death toll rises to 156 at Halloween Celebrations in South Korea
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.
Hundreds of thousands of people attended Halloween, which was celebrated for the first time after the Covid-19 outbreak in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets for Halloween, which was celebrated in a festive mood. During the celebrations, the number of people who lost their lives in the stampede as a result of many people being trapped in a narrow street rose to 156. It was stated that 26 of the dead were foreign nationals.
Making a statement after the incident in Itawon district, the police stated that 26 of the 156 people who lost their lives 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 left flowers. On the other hand, it is planned to issue an arrival visa to Incheon International Airport so that families of foreign nationals who lost their lives can easily enter the country.
CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE MAYOR OF SEUL APPEAL
Police Chief Yoon Hee-keun stated that they felt "heavy responsibility" for the stampede disaster and announced that an investigation will be launched into how the incident happened.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon burst into tears as he apologized for the stampede in a press release today. Local media reported that more than 100,000 people were in the area at the time of the incident.