Bereaved households of the gang surge victims in Seoul final Halloween have rejected a report by South Korea’s authorities on Friday that blamed an absence of preparedness and an insufficient response behind the lethal stampede that killed 159 individuals.
Families reject Seoul stampede report that finds ‘multiple overlapping failures’ however stops wanting blaming senior officers
On 29 October annual festivities within the widespread nightlife space of Itaewon turned lethal after tens of hundreds crowded into slim alleyways to have fun the primary Halloween freed from Covid-19 curbs.
“We have so many questions unanswered,” Lee Jong-chul, head of a gaggle representing the bereaved households mentioned to reporters on Friday.
“We came here to give a victim’s statement, expecting a better, expanded investigation.”
In a press release to BBC, Lee Jung-min whose daughter died within the stampede, mentioned that the report was “cutting off the lizard’s tail to spare the head”.
“This means the interior minister, the national police chief, even the prime minister – they should all take responsibility,” he was quoted as saying.
Announcing the outcomes of the 74-day investigation into the gang surge, Sohn Je-han, who led the National Police Agency’s particular probe, mentioned: “Misjudgement of the situation, delay in sharing information and lack of cooperation among related agencies accumulated to cause large casualties.”
The probe has referred 23 individuals to prosecutors.
The police have sought legal prices, together with involuntary manslaughter and negligence towards the officers, about half of them legislation enforcement officers.
The officers indicted within the report embody Park Hee-young, mayor of Seoul’s Yongsan district, and the district’s former police chief Lee Im-jae – two of the six who’ve been arrested.
Mr Lee has additionally been accused of falsifying a police report back to disguise his late arrival to the scene.
Two different police officers have been arrested over suspicions they tried to destroy laptop information and different potential proof tied to the accident.
The probe report comes as opposition events and victims’ households have demanded investigations into extra excessive-profile figures.
Interior and security minister Lee Sang-min and National Police Agency commissioner normal Yoon Hee-keun have confronted calls to resign.
But Mr Son mentioned the particular investigation group will shut its probe on the Interior and Safety Ministry, the National Police Agency, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, saying it was tough to determine their direct accountability.
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