Families of Halloween victims identify lost items.
grieving families inspected neat rows of belongings left behind at the scene of the deadly street crush in Itaewon on Tuesday.
Shoes, bags, glasses, notebooks, wallet, cardholders and colorful hats were laid out on makeshift tables and exercise mats along the polished floor, waiting to be claimed by the next of kin of 156 victims killed on Saturday night.
They found it. One woman said that she thought this was the one and hugged the coat as she cried.
Another woman, who had arrived with her husband, collapsed to the floor in tears after finding a missing pair of knee-high boots. There were rows of black boots, shoes and accessories. There was only one shoe in a lot of the cases.
As many as 100,000 people crammed into the narrow streets of Itaewon to celebrate Halloween on Saturday night, causing a crowd crush that killed 156 people, including 26 foreigners.
The need to establish systems to prevent similar tragedies was called for by the President at a Tuesday Cabinet meeting.
We need to establish safety measures at stadiums, performance venues and other places where the disaster happened. There will be a national safety system inspection meeting with relevant ministers and experts soon.