stampede in seoul | ‘I couldn’t do my homework and I’m so sorry’: The cop who tried to stop the Halloween tragedy

  • Nick March
  • BBC News, Seoul

Kim Baek-gyeom is still visibly shaken from what he saw on Saturday night in the popular Itaewon district of Seoul.

He is the deputy inspector in the South Korean capital and was on duty on that tragic night.

“We received a report of a quarrel in the area, so I arrived at the scene between 10:10 pm and 10:15 pm,” he told the BBC at Itaewon police station, a few meters from the scene of the tragedy. .

He said that he saw people lying on the ground and heard screaming. “I tried to do my part to help people. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do that”it states.

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