Live Updates: At least 149 dead in Seoul Halloween incident

World leaders have sent messages of condolence and support to South Korea after a stampede killed at least 149 people. Itaewon District of Seoul During Halloween celebrations.

Philip Seth Goldberg, the US ambassador to South Korea since 2022, tweeted in English and Korean: “I am devastated by the tragic loss of life in Itaewon last night. Please send my thoughts and those of our team at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to the Korean people, especially the loved ones of those who lost their lives and were injured in this disaster.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “All our thoughts are with the responders and all South Koreans at this tragic time.”

“France is on your side,” tweeted President Emmanuel Macron in French and Korean.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tweeted: “The tragic events in Seoul are shocking to us all. Our thoughts are with the many victims and their families. It’s a sad day for South Korea. Germany stands by them.

The Australian government also sent messages of support.

“Our sincere condolences to all those affected by this terrible tragedy,” the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Tweeted.

The Australian Embassy in Seoul said it was “urgently making inquiries” with local authorities to determine whether any Australians were involved.

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