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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Sun, February 5, 2023 | 07:35
President seeks advice from religious leaders to help nation heal wounds from Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk-yeol had a flurry of meetings with religious leaders as the nation grieves for the losses of lives in a crowd disaster in Itaewon on Oct. 29.
Police investigation into Yongsan Fire Station chief draws backlash
Choi Seong-beom, chief of Yongsan Fire Station, has become a visible figure online after the Itaewon crowd crush disaster. He gained public support as video footage about his press briefing on the scene of the tragedy went viral. As Choi updated the media, his left hand was seen visibly shaking after he shouted at some absent-minded revelers who were being noisy, this instant...
Former president to give up 3 North Korean dogs
Former President Moon Jae-in released a statement Monday that he will return two Pungsan breed dogs to the current government, as well as a puppy of the female dog. The two dogs, named Gomi and Songkang, were gifts from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when the two leaders met in 2018 for their third inter-Korean summit.
Celebrity, airline help foreign families bring home Itaewon tragedy victims
Actress Lee Young-ae is back in the spotlight for helping an ethnic Korean who died in the Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon last Saturday. Lee donated money to pay for Korean Russian Yuliana Pak's body to be returned to Russia via ferry.
Amid tragedy, heroic, heart-warming stories shared online
The story of two sisters - identified only by their surname of Ha - who are both nurses and performed CPR on 50 people along with other rescue workers at the scene of the Itaewon crowd crush tragedy, has touched people's hearts.
Witch hunting continues as internet users try to find someone to blame
While the government has called for a national period of mourning until Nov. 5 over the massive crowd crush that killed 156 and injured 152 in Itaewon over the weekend, many are trying to find the cause of the tragedy, in order to hold those responsible to account.
Excessive sharing of distressing media on crowd crush sparks mental health concerns
Indiscriminate sharing of photos and videos via social media of the tragic crowd crush in Itaewon during the weekend has taken a broader toll as concerns rise about the fallout on people's mental health.
Young people's excitement over Halloween turns to horror
The vast majority of the hundreds of people who were caught up in the fatal crowd crush incident that occurred in central Seoul's Itaewon during Halloween celebrations on Saturday night were Koreans in their teens or 20s. As such, some consider the tragedy a representation of the generational divide between older and younger Koreans.
Dogged detectives, DNA technology are keys to solving cold cases: US expert
In 2019, a criminal case was solved in the United States two decades after the dead bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found. The woman's body was discovered in South Carolina and the boy's corpse in North Carolina. The breakthrough in the case, which made local headlines, was possible thanks to genetic genealogy, which uses DNA evidence from cold cases to develop p...
Tales of five Korean Americans who ran for US Congress in 2020
Joseph Juhn's 2022 documentary, “Chosen,” tells the stories of five Korean Americans who ran for U.S. Congress in 2020. The documentary tries to untangle the motives behind their pursuit of American politics.
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