South Korea's president declared a national mourning, the embassy bowed half the flag

South Korea's president declared a national mourning, the embassy bowed half the flag

151 people were killed and 82 were injured after a stampede broke out during Halloween celebrations in Itawan, South Korea's capital, Seoul on Saturday night. In the wake of this horrific accident, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Delhi has lowered its national flag at half-mast.

19 foreign nationals were among the dead
151 people were killed in a stampede on a narrow street during Halloween celebrations. 19 foreigners are also included in the death. According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, the dead included people from Iran, Uzbekistan, China, and Norway. The death toll is expected to rise. The condition of 19 of the injured is critical.

South Korea's president declares national mourning
Korea's embassy has bowed at its national half after South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol declared national mourning. "The national flag is flown at half-mast after our president declared national mourning over the unfortunate stampede," a senior official at the Korean embassy said.

Instructions to embassy officials to wear a black ribbon
An embassy official said, "Most of the thousands of people gathered to celebrate Halloween in Seoul are young people in their 20s." We are investigating whether any relative or family member of any Korean living in India is affected by the stampede. All the embassy officials in Delhi have been asked to wear a black ribbon.

the foreign minister expressed grief
External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar has also condoled the Seoul accident. He said that the death of many youths in the stampede in Seoul is deeply shocking. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones. We stand in solidarity with the Republic of Korea during this difficult time.

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