South Korean President Yoon Seok Yeol apologizes to fellow citizens for stampede in central Seoul
The president South Korea Yoon Seok-yeol apologized to fellow citizens for the stampede in Itaewon in Seoulthat happened during Halloween. It is reported by the Yonhap agency.
The head of the republic explained that he did not dare to compare his grief with the feelings of parents who lost their children in this tragedy.
“I apologize to the families of the victims who are experiencing an indescribable tragedy, and to the country that shares this pain and grief,” the president said at a meeting with the prime minister and ministers.
Yoon Seok-yeol spoke about the need to introduce changes in the training of the police in order to avoid such tragedies. The Korean leader also promised to hold those responsible to account after an investigation.
Formerly Yoon Seok Yeol announced national mourning following a stampede in Seoul that killed 156 people.
The Korean leader expressed condolences to the victims and the families of the victims and called the incident “a tragedy that should not have happened.” He promised to provide the necessary treatment to all the victims, to establish the causes of the tragedy and to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The incident took place on October 29 at a Halloween party. The alleyway where the stampede began opened onto a wider street. The road there descends and narrows, so people can easily stumble under pressure from behind – this happened during the tragedy.