A Canadian is among many injured in the stampede in Seoul
The crowd movement left 153 dead and 82 injured, including 19 seriously, according to South Korean authorities.
A Canadian was injured in the stampede that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea, Global Affairs Canada said on Sunday.
The department added that officials Canadian officials were in contact with local authorities for more information and to provide consular assistance to those in need.
No details will be given about of the injured Canadian out of respect for his privacy.
Global Affairs Canada also advises Canadians present in Seoul not to visit the place where the tragedy occurred, to respect the demarcated areas, to follow the instructions of the local authorities and to contact the Canadian Embassy if necessary. x27;they require consular assistance following this deadly incident.
South Korean authorities have raised the death toll from the stampede to 153. The vast majority of these victims are in their twenties or thirties. They were crushed in a narrow alley in the Itaewon district during a crowd movement after a large Halloween party.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon (center) visited the scene of the deadly stampede.
Several tens of thousands of people had gathered to celebrate on Saturday evening.
The tragedy has upset many Koreans living in Canada.
Jeong Woong Seo lives in Montreal. She doesn't believe she knows anyone who has been affected by this tragedy. However, people in her parish discussed it on Sunday.
Today we talked about it during mass, she says. It's very, very sad.
Michaela Le of Vancouver feels the same way.
It broke my heart, especially when I learned that& #x27;there were just as many young people dead, she said.
The Korean community was stunned by what happened, she adds. Its members have yet to have a chance to formally gather and discuss the tragedy. It is therefore still too early to announce support for those affected.
It's really sad for the whole country and even for those who live abroad to hear a story like this, says Ms Le .
A person meditates in front of the scene of the tragedy.
Susan Shin, who works at a Korean community support organization in Toronto, said she learned the news during an internet group chat. We are deeply saddened.
Like several other government leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to South Korea.
Thinking of those affected by this tragedy and wishing a speedy recovery to those who were injured, wrote Mr. Trudeau.