FM Bilawal expresses condolences on South Korean Halloween disaster

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a tweet has expressed his condolences for the families of the Itaewon South Korea Halloween disaster.

Bilawal stated, “The news of the tragedy in Seoul is distressing. We are with our South Korean friends at this difficult hour. Our profound condolences and sympathies go out to the victims’ families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”

A deadly stampede in Itaewon, South Korea, killed at least 154 people, including 26 foreigners. Thirty-three people are seriously injured, and 116 others have minor injuries.

According to Yonhap news report, The foreigners killed in the deadliest stampede in South Korea’s history include nationals from Iran, China, Russia, the US, Japan, France, Australia, Norway, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Sri Lanka.

It was the country’s worst tragedy since the Sewol ferry disaster in 2014, which killed 304 people, the majority of whom were high school students.

The incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. During the festivities, a large number of people collapsed in the alley, according to an official.

“Many of the attendees were dressed up in masks and Halloween costumes,” he said.
Witnesses reported chaotic scenes moments before the stampede, with police on hand in anticipation of the Halloween event struggling to keep crowds under control.

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