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Residents of Russia, China, Iran, Uzbekistan and Norway reported lifeless within the crowd crush in South Korea

The South Korean president has declared per week of nationwide mourning after a lethal stampede throughout Halloween celebrations in Seoul on Saturday evening claimed the lives of over 150 individuals, together with a minimum of 19 foreigners from a number of states.

A minimum of three residents of Russia had been killed within the crowd crush, Moscow’s embassy in Seoul confirmed on Sunday. Earlier experiences urged one other Russian lady was hospitalized with accidents.

China additionally mentioned that three of its nationals misplaced their lives within the tragedy. The Chinese language embassy mentioned it “activated an emergency response mechanism” to offer assitance to any Chinese language who had been injured or could be looking for assist.

Seoul authorities additionally recognized a number of victims from Iran, Uzbekistan and Norway, with Yonhap information company reporting a minimum of 19 foreigners among the many lifeless.

As of 9am Sunday morning, the demise toll stood at 151 individuals, with one other 82 injured, based on the firefighting authorities. Many of the victims had been late teenagers or youths of their 20s.

“It is actually horrific,” President Yoon Suk-yeol mentioned on Sunday, calling the stampede a “tragedy and catastrophe ought to by no means have occurred.”

The tragedy unfolded in Seoul’s well-known nightlife district on Saturday, as as much as 100,000 individuals converged on the realm for late-night Halloween celebrations. In response to eyewitnesses the stampede occurred after the group pushed itself right into a slim aspect alley, however authorities have but to set up the precise sequence of occasions.

President Yoon promised that authorities will “examine the reason for the accident and make elementary enhancements in order that comparable accidents don’t occur once more sooner or later.”

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