South Korea: a Frenchman dead and two others injured in the stampede in Seoul

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates, Sunday, October 30, that a French national died in the stampede in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday. Two others were injured.

According to the South Korean Interior Ministry, on Sunday October 30, 22 foreigners died following the stampede that took place on Saturday in Seoul. Among them, a Frenchman lost his life during the tragedy. “His death has been confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” said present in Seoul. Two other French people were injured, but are currently out of danger. The Quai d’Orsay maintained that these two French nationals had been released from the hospital.

deserted streets

“Quickly, the entire Franco-Korean community mobilized. In particular, the Chamber of Commerce which has set up an emergency number”, explains the journalist. The French Embassy asks the citizens present on the spot to get in touch with it if necessary. Sunday, October 30, the whole neighborhood is transformed. “Restaurants, bars, usually, are full even on Sunday evening.