US President Joe Biden expressed his deepest condolences after at least 146 people were killed in a stampede at a Halloween event in South Korea, calling the incident tragic.
“Jill and I extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in Seoul. We grieve with the people of the Republic of Korea and wish all those injured a speedy recovery,” he wrote, referring to his wife, First Lady Jill Biden.
“The alliance between our two countries has never been more vibrant or more vital – and the ties between our people are stronger than ever. The United States stands behind the Republic of Korea at this tragic time.”
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