World leaders express condolences over deadly Seoul Halloween crowd crush

Not less than 149 folks died resulting from a crowd surge throughout Halloween festivities in South Korea’s Seoul

Not less than 149 folks died resulting from a crowd surge throughout Halloween festivities in South Korea’s Seoul

World leaders provided condolences because the death toll in the Seoul Halloween crowd surge continued to rise over October 30. Practically 150 folks died whereas many others have been injured throughout Halloween festivities in South Korea’s capital Seoul, officers mentioned.

Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan hearth division, mentioned the dying toll might rise and that an unspecified quantity among the many injured have been in important circumstances following the stampede in Itaewon on Saturday evening.

He mentioned that the our bodies have been being despatched to hospitals or a health club, the place bereaved relations might determine them. He earlier mentioned a lot of the lifeless and injured are of their 20s.

 U.S. President Joe Biden provided his deepest condolences, calling the incident tragic.

“Jill and I ship our deepest condolences to the households who misplaced family members in Seoul. We grieve with the folks of the Republic of Korea and ship our greatest needs for a fast restoration to all those that have been injured,” he wrote, referring to his spouse, first woman Jill Biden.

“The Alliance between our two nations has by no means been extra vibrant or extra important – and the ties between our individuals are stronger than ever. The USA stands with the Republic of Korea throughout this tragic time.” 

Reacting to the “horrific information”, U.Okay.’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned, “All our ideas are with these at the moment responding and all South Koreans at this very distressing time.”

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “On behalf of Canadians, I’m sending my deepest condolences to the folks of South Korea at present, following a lethal stampede in Seoul.”

“I’m pondering of everybody affected by this tragedy, and wishing a quick and full restoration to those that have been injured,” he added.

French President Emmanuel Macron provided France’s “heartfelt” assist to South Korea.

“Heartfelt ideas for the residents of Seoul and the Korean folks after the tragedy at Itaewon. France is by your aspect,” Mr. Macron mentioned on Twitter.

Josep Borrell, Excessive Consultant of the European Union for Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage, in a tweet mentioned, that he was deeply saddened by the horrible occasions in central Seoul.

“What meant to be a celebration become a tragedy with so many younger casualties. We’re with the folks of the Republic of Korea at this troublesome second.”

Greater than 1,700 response personnel from throughout the nation have been deployed to the streets to assist the wounded, together with about 520 firefighters, 1,100 cops and 70 authorities staff.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol issued a press release calling for officers to make sure swift remedy for these injured and assessment the security of the festivity websites.

This was the deadliest crushing catastrophe in South Korean historical past.

(With inputs from companies)

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