Bisnis.comJAKARTA – World leaders express their deepest condolences for Halloween tragedy in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea (South Korea) which killed 153 people.
Condolences came from various world leaders for the deadly tragedy of the celebration Halloween in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea on Saturday (2022-10-29) night.
South Korea’s foreign ministry said the incident in the alley in the Itaewon area killed 153 people, with a total of 26 foreign nationals.foreign) from 15 countries.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a period of national mourning on Sunday (10/30/2022) after the Halloween party that ended in death on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, ministry officials revealed that the death toll from foreign countries came from China, Iran and Russia.
Additionally, two Japanese nationals, a female aged around 20 and another aged between 10 and 19, have also been confirmed dead, as reported by Channel News Asia on Monday (31/10/2022).
“I am deeply shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of many precious lives, including young people with bright futures, as a result of this very tragic accident,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.
Meanwhile, at the launch of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, there were four Chinese nationals, including those who died in the Halloween tragedy.
“On behalf of the Chinese government and people, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the victims and extend my heartfelt condolences to their families and the injured,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
Meanwhile, Xi said several Chinese citizens were also injured and hoped South Korea would do its utmost to recover and deal with the full extent of the consequences of the tragedy.
Besides Japanese and Chinese foreigners, four Russian citizens were also killed, as reported by the Russian Embassy in South Korea.
“Please send sincere words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and also wish a speedy recovery to all those injured,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden also sent their condolences over the Itaewon tragedy.
“We mourn with the people of the Republic of Korea and send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those injured,” US President Joe Biden said.
Additionally, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also expressed his condolences over the Itaweon tragedy through social media tweets.
“Our hearts go out to those currently responding and to all South Koreans at this very sad time,” Rishi Sunak said.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman also said a Norwegian citizen was confirmed dead in the Itaewon tragedy.
“I am deeply devastated by the news of the horrific incident related to Halloween celebrations in Seoul, my deepest condolences to the family and friends who have lost loved ones. My thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy “said the Norwegian foreign minister. Anniken, Huitfeldt.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also sympathized with the Itaewon tragedy. He made it known via his social networks.
“I think of all those affected by this tragedy and wish a speedy and full recovery to those injured,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Pope Francis also delivered a statement in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday (10/30/2022).
“We also pray for those, especially the young people, who died last night in Seoul due to the tragic consequences of the sudden stampede,” he said.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also expressed sadness for those who died in Itaewon, South Korea.
“Italy is close to the Korean people at a time of great sadness and deep sorrow,” Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Twitter.
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