India expresses anguish over South Korea's Halloween stampede
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to South Korea's President Yoon Suk-Yeol and expressed deep anguish over the deadly Halloween crowd crush that killed at least 153 people and left many injured in Itaewon, Seoul.
The stampede took place on October 30 night and led to the death of at least 26 foreign nationals from 14 countries when crowds of people celebrating Halloween swelled in narrow alleys of Seoul's popular nightlife district.
"PM @narendramodi in his letter to ROK President Yoon Suk Yeol @President_KR has expressed deep anguish at the tragic loss of lives at yesterday's stampede incident in Seoul. He also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the friends and families who lost their loved ones.
@mofa_kr," the Indian Embassy in South Korea tweeted on Sunday.
Seoul Metropolitan Police said they have confirmed the identities of nearly all those killed in an apparent crowd surge at Seoul's popular nightclub district Itaewon on October 29.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 30 also 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 during this difficult time.