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South Korean church leaders grief-stricken after Seoul stampede tragedy

The stampede has shocked Korea.(Photograph: Reuters)

Christian leaders in South Korea have expressed their shock and grief after over 150 folks had been killed in a stampede in Seoul over the weekend.

Church buildings in Korea are asking Christians to hope for the victims and their family members.

Many church buildings took a second to recollect them of their Sunday providers.

Rev Younger-mo Ryu, of the United Christian Church buildings of Korea (UCCK), stated, “We specific our deepest condolences to the victims and their bereaved households on this stunning tragedy. We additionally pray for the injured to get better as quickly as attainable.

“I pray that God’s consolation shall be with the bereaved households who’ve been grieved, and we specific our deepest condolences along with the folks of Korea.”

Pastor Track Tae-seop, additionally of the UCCK, stated it was all of the extra tragic that most of the victims had been of their teenagers and 20s.

“I am unable to imagine how such a horrible catastrophe may occur in the midst of Seoul within the twenty first century,” stated Han Gyo-yeon.

He known as for “complete and systematic” security measures to be put in place.

The tragedy unfolded throughout Halloween festivities within the Itaewon district of the South Korean capital, an space that’s recognized for its nightlife. No less than 154 folks have died and an additional 82 had been injured.

President Yoon Suk-yeol has known as for an investigation into the reason for the catastrophe and declared a interval of nationwide mourning.

Rev Quickly-chang Lee, chairman of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK), stated classes have to be learnt to make sure the tragedy doesn’t occur once more.

He urged the federal government to make sure that households are supported and requested church buildings to hope for the injured and bereaved.

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