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President of Turkmenistan sends telegram of sympathy to South Korean president

Serdar Berdymukhamedov sent a telegram to the president of South Korea in connection with the tragic events in Seoul. The President of Turkmenistan expressed his sincere sympathies to the families of the victims and their relatives and friends. He wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Tragedy struck on October 29, when a crowd of mostly young people poured into a narrow alley during a mass party in central Seoul. A spontaneous stampede broke out, killing more than 150 people and injuring more than a hundred. In connection with these events the authorities in South Korea declared national mourning until November 5. The country's president urged officials to ensure that places of mass festivities are checked for safety in order to avoid such tragic incidents.

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