Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 30th. The South Korean government set up a special team under the Ministry of Administration and Security (Ministry of Safety) on the 30th to provide support for the establishment of the Coordination Council for the Survivors of the Itaewon Stampede Tragedy and maintain communication with the survivors.
Jin Xinghao, head of the Disaster Safety Management Headquarters of the Ministry of Transport and Security, released a message containing the above content on the same day. The name of the team is the "Itaewon Tragedy Action Ministry Support Team", which will be headed by a director-level official, and will consist of 3 teams, consisting of 11 people in total.
Jin Xinghao said that the support group of the Ministry of Safety and Security will provide support for the establishment of a coordination committee for the survivors and maintain coordination and communication with the survivors. The support group will work closely with relevant departments to promptly resolve various demands raised by the bereaved.
The survivors of the victims of the Itaewon tragedy held a press conference on the 22nd of this month to criticize the government for not establishing a platform for the survivors to communicate with each other. After that, the survivors began to organize a coordination meeting spontaneously. On the 28th of this month, 65 survivors established the "Twelfth Nine Itaewon Tragedy Victims Survivors' Coordination Committee (temporary name) Preparatory Committee" and issued a statement saying that the coordination committee will convey the position of the survivors to the government and find out the truth of the accident. and hold those responsible accountable. (Finish)
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