South Korea Investigates Delayed Police Response to Lethal Seoul Stampede

South Korea’s Nationwide Police Company has opened an investigation into  the delayed and error-filled police response to Halloween celebrations in Seoul that led to lethal “crowd crush” and claimed over 150 lives final weekend, La Prensa Latina reports. Two officers, the police chief of the district the place the tragedy occurred, Lee Im-jae, and the officer meant to watch the state of affairs on the Metropolitan Police Company of Seoul, Ryu Mi-jin, had been suspended following the incident.

The pair’s whereabouts had been unknown in the course of the occasions, however neither might be reached because the stampede began. Lee didn’t report back to the scene till over an hour after preliminary makes an attempt to contact him to be reached. The South Korean police are underneath fireplace for his or her response to the incident wherein the central authorities admitted to obvious errors in stopping tragedies at giant occasions.