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Sunday , January 29 2023

Amir of Kuwait laments stampede toll in South Korea

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable to South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, offering sincere condolence over the victims of the stampede that took place in Seoul on Saturday and left over 150 people dead and scores wounded. In the cable, His Highness the Amir wished a quick recovery for those injured in the stampede. Similarly, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable to South Korean President Yoon Sukyeol, offering sincere condolence over the victims of the stampede. In the cable, His Highness the Crown Prince wished a quick recovery for those injured in the stampede.

Also, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable to South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, offering sincere condolence over the victims of the stampede that took place in Seoul on Saturday. Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday voiced the country’s sympathy and solidarity with South Korea over the victims of the stampede. In a press statement, the ministry extended Kuwait’s heartfelt condolence to the Korean government and people as well as the victims’ families, and wished quick recovery of those injured in the stampede.

Concerned relatives raced to hospitals in search of their loved ones Sunday as South Korea mourned the deaths of more than 150 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, who got trapped and crushed after a huge Halloween party crowd surged into a narrow alley in a nightlife district in Seoul. Witnesses said the crowd surge Saturday night in the Itaewon area caused “a hell-like” chaos as people fell on each other “like dominoes.” Some people were bleeding from their noses and mouths while being given CPR, witnesses said, while others clad in Halloween costumes continued to sing and dance nearby, possibly without knowing the severity of the situation. “I still can’t believe what has happened. It was like a hell,” said Kim Mi Sung, an official at a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism in Itaewon.

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