Bruno Figueroa explained that the two students survived the riot “miraculously”, since most of the 154 victims were women.
The two young Mexican women who were trapped in the stampede in the city of Seoul, South Korea, are safe and have resumed their normal activities, after being treated in a hospital, confirmed the Mexican ambassador to that country, Bruno Figueroa.
In an interview for MILENIO Televisión, the Mexican official explained that the two students survived the riot “miraculously”, since most of the 154 victims were women.“It was a miracle that they were saved because most of the victims were women and this because they had less physical strength to endure than men; imagine the push of hundreds of people in a down alley, one body began to fall on top of another and whoever had less resistance lost his life, it was truly frightening,” said Figueroa.“We had contact with the parents, with themselves, yesterday we managed to contact them,
they are fine, they were in the hospital to be checked, they are fine, they did not get scared, but so strong that they even thought they could lose their lives because there was no way to move with so many people around”, explained the ambassador.
The diplomat offered psychological support to the students, originally from Mexicali, Baja California, in case they request it, and confirmed that they have resumed their daily activities, after surviving the tumult.
The human avalanche formed in the narrow streets of the popular Itaewon district, in the center of South Korea, where more than one hundred thousand people gathered in a small space of about four blocks, where they celebrated Halloween.“It is a very unfortunate tragedy, a tragedy that has Korea in a deep state of shock, the President declared seven days of national mourning, because something like this had never been recorded, that within the framework of a spontaneous celebration where more than 100,000 people in a few streets, like four streets, this tragedy happened,” said the Mexican official.“In an alley, people wanted to go up, people wanted to go down, and people began to fall; Up to seven bodies were piled up and unfortunately these deaths occurred, including 26 foreigners;
the embassy was on the lookout since dawn that night because we knew there were Mexicans,” he said.
He commented that two embassy officials were having dinner very close to the scene of the events and realized when they left that something serious had happened and they did not move from there.“It was not until the next day that we found out that there were two nationals, two students from Mexicali, who unfortunately were there at that time and who were miraculously saved, went to a hospital to be checked and fortunately, they had no injuries and are back to their homes and back to their schools,” Figueroa said.