Respect-paying service held for Vietnamese victim in Itaewon stampede

October, 31/2022 - 16:50

The Korean Foreign Ministry also told the Vietnamese Embassy that its Government is exerting efforts to provide the necessary support for all victims of this tragedy.

 

Minister Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy to the Republic of Korea Nguyễn Việt Anh came on Monday to pay respects to the victim. — VNA/VNS Photo

SEOUL — A service was held at Bucheon Hospital mortuary on Monday in memory of the Vietnamese citizen who died in a Halloween celebration stampede in Seoul two days ago.

The deceased’s body will be repatriated to be buried in the hometown of the victim, who was born in 2001. The service was conducted in a Buddhist fashion, as per the family's wish.

Minister Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy Nguyễn Việt Anh attended the service, while RoK Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin sent a wreath.

Earlier on Sunday, the foreign minister sent a letter to the Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyễn Vũ Tùng, expressing his condolences over this incident and affirming that he will make every effort and work closely with the embassy in the matter.

The deceased’s body will be repatriated to be buried in the hometown of the victim, who was born in 2001.

The Korean Foreign Ministry also told the Vietnamese Embassy that its Government is exerting efforts to provide the necessary support for all victims of this tragedy.

The stampede, which broke out on the night of October 29, took the lives of 154 people and injured 133 others as of October 30 night, as crowds were celebrating Halloween.

The Consular Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has called on Vietnamese citizens who know more information about any other citizens that may be victims of the incident to notify the department for assistance.

Units of the MoFA and the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK have set up a working group to continue keeping a close watch on the case and have taken various measures to protect citizens in case there are more Vietnamese victims. 

Vietnamese citizens can contact the Citizen Protection Hotline: (+84) 981.84.84.84 orthe Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK (+82)10.6315.6618 for help if necessary.

Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Sunday has sent his condolences to President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea and bereaved families of the fatal stampede. — VNS

People paid respects to the victims of the Itaewon stampede in Seoul on Monday. — The New York Times/VNA Photo

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