Citizens of Russia, China, Iran, Uzbekistan and Norway reported dead in the deadly crush in South Korea
The South Korean president has declared a week of nationwide mourning after a deadly stampede during Halloween celebrations in Seoul on Saturday night claimed the lives of over 150 people, including at least 19 foreigners from multiple states.
At least three citizens of Russia were killed in the crowd crush, Moscow’s embassy in Seoul confirmed on Sunday. Earlier report said another Russian woman was hospitalized with injuries.
China also said that three of its nationals lost their lives in the tragedy. The Chinese embassy said it “activated an emergency response mechanism” to aid any Chinese who were injured or might be seeking help.
Seoul authorities also identified several victims from Iran, Uzbekistan and Norway, with Yonhap news agency reporting at least 19 foreigners among the dead.
As of 9am Sunday morning, the overall death toll stood at 151 people, with at least 82 injured, according to the firefighting authorities. Most of the victims were late teens or youths in their 20s.
“It’s truly horrific,” President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Sunday, calling the stampede a “tragedy and disaster should never have happened.”
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