Seoul: Crowd control measures were inadequate, police chief admits over Halloween tragedy

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THE chief her police her South KoreaYoon Hee-gun, admitted today that crowd control measuress in the location where hundreds of people were trampled who had gone to celebrate the Halloweenin downtown Seoul, was “insufficient».

The police chief made the comment during a live televised press conference on the tragedy. He added, according to APE-MPE, that he feels that at least a share of the blame is assigned to him.

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According to the latest official account, trampling through the narrow streets of central Seoul where the crowd had gathered claimed the lives of 155 people and injured 152 others.

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At South Korea started yesterday one week of national mourning. Many concerts and other events were cancelled, while flags in the country are flying at half mast.

Source: News Beast

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