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U.S. ambassador expresses condolences over deadly Halloween accident

All News 09:11 October 30, 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg on Sunday offered condolences over a deadly stampede that occurred during Halloween celebrations in Seoul's Itaewon district.

"I'm devastated by the tragic loss of life in Itaewon last night," Goldberg wrote on Twitter.

"Please know my thoughts, and those of our team at U.S. Embassy Seoul, are with the Korean people and especially the loved ones of those who perished, as well as the many injured in this catastrophic incident," he tweeted.

The accident took place on Saturday night, leaving at least 149 dead and 76 others injured, according to fire authorities.

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg posts a condolence message over a deadly Halloween accident on Twitter in this image captured on Oct. 30, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg posts a condolence message over a deadly Halloween accident on Twitter in this image captured on Oct. 30, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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