South Korea declares mourning after Seoul stampede


Seoul. South Korea


South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol declared national mourning in connection with the tragedy in Seoul and expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Korea is clarifying information on whether there are Russians among the victims of the stampede in the center of Seoul, told TASS head of the consular department Denis Abdrashikov.

The official of the diplomatic mission noted that the South Korean authorities need time to identify all the injured and dead. So far, South Korean law enforcement agencies have not received information about victims among Russians.

It was previously reported that about 100,000 people gathered in the Itaewon district of Seoul on October 29 to celebrate Halloween. The stampede, presumably, arose after a rumor spread among the crowd about the appearance of a certain popular musical artist. At least 149 people died, among them, according to media reports, there are citizens of other states. In addition, about 270 people are listed as missing.

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