Flag at S Korean Embassy in Delhi Flies at Half-mast to Mourn Victims of Deadly Seoul Stampede

Final Up to date: October 30, 2022, 12:58 IST

Embassy officers have been additionally directed to put on black ribbons to mark the mourning interval. (Photograph: ANI)

151 individuals died, many as a result of cardiac arrest and and a number of other have been injured. The President of South Korea on Sunday introduced a nationwide mourning interval to mark the tragedy

The Korean flag on the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Delhi was lowered to half-mast on Sunday following a lethal stampede in South Korea’s Seoul which killed over 150 individuals on Saturday.

As individuals, principally youngsters and people of their 20s, had flocked in massive numbers to Seoul’s standard Itaewon district late Saturday evening to have fun Halloween, a stampede was precipitated as a result of 1000’s being packed in a slim alley. 151 individuals died, many as a result of cardiac arrest, and and a number of other have been injured. Authorities stated that the demise toll could additional rise as 19 persons are nonetheless in essential situation.

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol declared a nationwide interval of mourning in wake of the tragedy.

“Flying the nationwide flag at half-mast after our president declared nationwide mourning on unlucky stampede,” an embassy official was quoted as saying by ANI.

“We’re checking if any member of the family or relative of any Korean residing in India is affected within the stampede,” the official stated.

All officers within the embassy have been directed to put on black ribbons to mark the mourning interval, ANI reported.

The occasion was the primary Halloween occasion after the Covid restrictions have been lifted.

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