NEW DELHI: At least 151 people killed and several others injured in a South Korea’s worst disaster in years where people mostly young people celebrating Halloween in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley.
Following the incident, South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol declared a period of national mourning on Sunday.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the horrific Seoul Halloween stampede and said India stands in solidarity with South Korea.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “Deeply shocked at the loss of so many young lives due to the stampede in Seoul. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones. We stand in solidarity with the Republic of Korea during this difficult time.”
Chinese premier Xi Jinping has also sent a message to his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol offering condolences to victims and their families, Chinese state media CCTV reports.