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Russian national injured in Seoul stampede dies — Russian Embassy

Three women from Russia are listed as victims of the incident

SEOUL, October 30. /TASS/. The number of Russian nationals killed in a stampede in downtown Seoul during Halloween celebrations on Saturday night has risen to three, the Russian Embassy in South Korea told a TASS correspondent on Sunday.

"The deceased is the one who was listed as injured. Three people [have died]," head of the consular department Denis Abdrashikov said. He added that there is no other information of any Russians killed or injured.

Earlier, the consular department noted that it maintained contact with the relatives of this young woman who were looking for her in Seoul hospitals. According to her sister, she had no documents with her which complicated the situation.

According to South Korean authorities, 151 people were killed in the stampede in the Itaewon district and 82 were injured. Some 97 women and 54 men are among the victims. This is the deadliest tragedy in South Korea since the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster when 304 people, mostly schoolchildren, were killed.

According to police estimates, about 100,000 people poured into a jam-packed narrow street in Itaewon on Saturday celebrating Halloween without pandemic-related restrictions for the first time in three years. The district, located near a US military base, is popular with young people as an area with numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs. According to reports, most casualties are among people under 30 years of age.