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Crowd in South Korea: a Canadian among the injured

Global Affairs says a Canadian was among those injured in a mob that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea.

The federal ministry says Canadian officials are in contact with local authorities to gather more information and provide consular assistance to those affected.

It indicates that no other information can be disclosed on the injured person for reasons of confidentiality.

South Korean officials said at least 153 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, were trapped and crushed after a huge Halloween party crowd swept through a narrow alley in the nightlife district of ‘Itaewon.

Tens of thousands of people reportedly gathered for the festivities on Saturday evening.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined other international leaders in offering his condolences to South Korea on Saturday after the deadly stampede.

“I am thinking of everyone affected by this tragedy and I wish a speedy and full recovery to those who have been injured,” Trudeau said in a tweet.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 30, 2022.

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