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Moon to send condolence flowers over Seoul mayor's death, official says

Politics 11:32 July 10, 2020

SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in plans to send condolence flowers to the funeral home of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, a Cheong Wa Dae official said Friday, after his body was found in a mountain area in Seoul.

The three-term mayor apparently took his own life the previous day amid reports that one of his former female assistants had filed a complaint with police against him, claiming she had suffered sexual harassment.

Park was found dead shortly after midnight on Mount Bugak near his official residence and Cheong Wa Dae in the capital city. His body was immediately transferred to the Seoul National University hospital, where a mourning station has been established.

Noh Young-min, presidential chief of staff, and Kang Gi-jung, senior presidential secretary for political affairs, are scheduled to visit there later in the day, according to the official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Park's funeral is slated for Monday.

A vehicle carrying the body of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon arrives at the Seoul National University hospital in central Seoul on July 10, 2020. (Yonhap)

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