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No reports of Singaporeans among victims in South Korea stampede: MFA


SINGAPORE: There are currently no reports of Singaporeans among those killed in the stampede in Seoul, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Sunday (October 30) night.

At least 153 people were killed and dozens more injured in Seoul’s Itaewon district when a crowd rushed into an alleyway Saturday night during Halloween festivities.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday to express his condolences.

In his letter, Mr. Lee said he was deeply saddened to hear about the stampede.

“It is especially heartbreaking that many who died are young people,” he added.

“On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I express my deepest condolences and condolences to the families of the victims.

“Our thoughts are with the people of South Korea at this difficult time and I wish all those injured a speedy recovery.”

MFA said the Singapore embassy in Seoul is in close contact with local authorities about the situation.

Singaporeans in Seoul who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore Embassy in Seoul on +82-10-7204-6240 or the MFA Duty Office on +65 6379 8800 / 8855.

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