South Korean singer and actor Lee Jihan, 24, passed away in a horrific Halloween stampede which conspired in Seoul’s Itaewon district on Saturday. The chilling news was confirmed by 935 Entertainment and the agency that handled Lee Jihan’s work.
The stirring incident that occurred on Saturday killed more than 151 people and left 82 injured. Thousands of people attended the Halloween party in Seoul’s Itaewon district leading to a spine-chilling outcome. ALSO READ | Halloween 2022 In South Korea Turns HORRIFYING! Seoul Stampede Kills Over 150 People After Crowd Surge In Festivities-WATCH
The recent NDTV report quoted the agency issuing an official statement which read, “Actor Lee Jihan, a precious family member of 935 Entertainment and 9 Ato Entertainment, has become a star in the sky and left us. We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to his family, who are in deep grief due to the sudden demise of the actor.”
The statement further added, “Lee Jihan was a sweet and warm friend to all. We can’t believe that we won’t be able to see the infinitely bright and innocent actor Ji-han who always smiled and greeted us anymore”
The late 24-year-old artist shot to fame after participating in the Korean singing competition Produce 101. However, he became a household name after he forayed into acting with TV show Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day.
While the news of Lee Jihan’s demise has sent shock waves across the globe, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday shared his condolences after the incident. He tweeted about the same and wrote, “Deeply shocked at the loss of so many young lives due to the stampede in Seoul. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones. We stand in solidarity with the Republic of Korea during this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol declared national mourning on Sunday. He has also directed the officials to ensure swift treatment for the injured and called for reviewing the safety of festivity sites.
Meanwhile, In a statement, Yoon said, “A tragedy and disaster that should not have happened took place in the heart of Seoul last night.” The President also called for reviewing the safety of festivity sites and directed officials to ensure swift treatment for the injured. This was the country’s biggest outdoor Halloween festivities since the pandemic, attended by around 1,00,000 people, mostly youngsters.
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