June 15, 2024

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Live Updates: At least 151 killed in Halloween incident in Seoul

Live Updates: At least 151 killed in Halloween incident in Seoul

World leaders have sent their condolences and messages of support to South Korea after an apparent wave of crowds killed at least 149 people in South Korea. Itaewon District in Seoul During Halloween celebrations.

Philip Seth Goldberg, US ambassador to South Korea since 2022, tweeted in English and Korean: “I was shocked by the tragic loss of life in Itaewon last night. Please know my thoughts, and those of our team at the US Embassy in Seoul, with the Korean people and especially Beloved of those who perished, as well as the many injured in this catastrophic accident.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “All our thoughts are with the current responders and all South Koreans at this very sad time.”

“France is on your side,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet in French and Korean.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tweeted: “The tragic events in Seoul came as a shock to all of us. Our thoughts are with the many victims and their families. This is a sad day for South Korea. Germany stands with them.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: “On behalf of Canadians, I send my deepest condolences to the people of South Korea today, after the deadly stampede in Seoul. I think of everyone affected by this tragedy, and I wish a speedy and full recovery to those injured.”

The Australian government has also sent letters of support.

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The Prime Minister said, “Our sincere condolences to all those affected by this terrible tragedy.” Anthony Albanese chirp.

Australia’s embassy in Seoul said it was “conducting urgent investigations” with local authorities to determine if any Australians were involved.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said: “I am deeply saddened by the terrible events in central Seoul. What was meant to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy with so many young victims. We are with the people of the Republic of Korea at this difficult moment.”