the toll of the stampede rises to 154 dead and 33 injured

AA / Tunis / Wejden Jlassi

The toll of the stampede that took place on Saturday evening in the Itaewon district of Seoul, South Korea, on the occasion of Halloween celebrations has been revised upwards, leaving at least 154 dead and 33 injured , including 26 foreigners from 14 different nationalities, the official Yonhap News Agency reported citing the Central Disaster and Security Countermeasures HQ.

Twenty-six foreign nationals are among the dead, and 15 others were injured. According to the same source, they are 5 Iranians, 4 Chinese, 4 Russians, 2 Americans, 2 Japanese, a Frenchman, an Australian, a Norwegian, an Austrian, a Vietnamese, a Thai, a Kazakh, an Uzbek, and a Sri Lankan .

Remember that the drama took place in a small alley in the Itaewon district, which is in the heart of Seoul, during the Halloween party, celebrated for the first time after the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the victims were young people in their twenties and teenagers. The country has entered a period of national mourning until next Saturday. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol promised on Sunday the opening of a “rigorous” investigation to determine the circumstances of this tragedy.

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