President Yoon Seok Yeol apologized for Itaewon’s crime, blaming officials and reforming the police force.

President Yoon Seok Yeol apologized for Itaewon’s crime, blaming officials and reforming the police force.

President Yoon Seok Yeol “I’m sorry” – On November 7, the Straits Times reported on that President Yoon Seok Yeol The leader of South Korea issued an apology for the tragedy of the crowd stepping on each other Halloween in Itaewon Seoul’s popular entertainment district Until at least 156 people were killed and nearly 200 injured on November 29.

He promised to prosecute the officers involved in his delay in responding to the situation. and will continue to reform the police and security measures

President Yoon Suk-yeol presides over a government-civilian meeting on national security regulations at the presidential office in Seoul on November 7, 2022. “I dare not compare myself to the parents who lost their sons and daughters, but as the president should protect the lives and safety of the people, I mourn and my heart is heavy,” he said. “I apologize and feel sorry for the bereaved families who are facing an indescribable tragedy and for the nation who shares the pain and sadness.” (Pool photo) (Yonhap)

“I dare not compare myself to the parents who lost their sons and daughters. but as the president whose duty is to protect civil life and safety I am heartbroken My apologies and condolences to the bereaved families who suffered an unspeakable tragedy. and the people who have suffered pain and sorrow as a result of this incident,” the South Korean leader said during a meeting to consider rules and measures on public safety.

While investigations into the case are ongoing, opposition Democratic Party MP Lee Tae Won revealed information from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. The first police arrived in Itaewon almost 85 minutes after the accident.

President Yoon Seok Yeol

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife Kim Keon-hee attend a Buddhist ceremony to commemorate the victims of a mob crush that occurred during Halloween celebrations, at the Chogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea November 4, 2022. Yonhap via Reuters

President Yoon Seok Yeol

People attend a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of the mob crush that happened during Halloween celebrations, at the Seoul Plaza City Hall, in Seoul, South Korea, November 5, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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