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(Updated 1) Statement on Recent Incident in Itaewon
October 30, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul can confirm tonight that two U.S. citizens were among those killed in the tragedy in Itaewon on October 29th.  Our staff in Seoul and colleagues in the United States are working tirelessly to provide consular assistance to the victims of last night’s incident and their families.  The Embassy is working closely with local authorities and other partner organizations to assist U.S. citizens affected.  Expressing sincerest condolences to the loved ones of all the deceased, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Philip Goldberg said “I am deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives last night, to include two young Americans celebrating alongside their Korean friends and others from around the world.”  Due to privacy considerations, we have no additional details at this time.