Crisis staff at the Norwegian Embassy in Seoul

– Among other things, the embassy has asked the Church of Norwegian Seafarers for help, communications adviser Ane Haavardsdatter Lunde at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Television 2.

Student chaplain Hilde Sirnes, who covers southern Europe daily, will go to South Korea to help Norwegian students, emergency manager Petter Skants confirmed to NRK. He said the church had also been staffing by phone, in case more people wanted to make contact.

Several Norwegian students doing exchange in Seoul. The University of Agder has seven students in South Korea and four in the capital, reports NRK.

153 people – mostly young women – were killed in a stampede that occurred during Halloween celebrations in the South Korean capital.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) said he was shocked by the senseless deaths in the Halloween tragedy in Seoul.

– Shaken by the senseless death in the tragedy in Seoul. My condolences to South Korea. A special thought goes out to those close to one of us who lost his life, Støre wrote on Twitter.

In a condolence letter to South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, Støre wrote that the news was received with great sadness.

– I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the people of South Korea. Please extend my deepest sympathies to the bereaved and everyone affected by this tragedy, Støre wrote.

On Sunday morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a Norwegian national was among the dead.

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