Stampede in Seoul: “a disaster that should not have happened”, says the president

The stampede that killed about 150 people Saturday night during a Halloween party in Seoul is "a tragedy and a disaster that should not have happened," South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Sunday.

Stampede in Seoul: “a disaster that should not have happened”, says the president

The stampede that killed about 150 people Saturday night during a Halloween party in Seoul is "a tragedy and a disaster that should not have happened," South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Sunday.

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“In central Seoul has occurred a tragedy and a disaster that should not have happened,” Yoon said in a televised address to the nation. The government “will rigorously investigate the cause” of the tragedy “to ensure that such an accident does not happen again”, he promised.

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