, January 11 (Xinhua) According to Korean media reports, the Special Investigation Headquarters of the South Korean Police Agency stated that it will release the investigation results of the Itaewon stampede accident on the 13th, ending the months-long investigation.

Data map: On October 31, 2022, the South Korean National Assembly lowered its flag at half-mast to express condolences to the victims of the Itaewon stampede.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Xu

  The Special Investigation Headquarters was established on November 1, 2022, and the investigation into the Itaewon stampede lasted 74 days.

  According to reports, the Special Investigation Headquarters has handed over 10 officials involved, including former Yongsan Police Agency chief Lee Im-jae and Yongsan District chief Park Hee-young, to the prosecution. Kim Kwang-ho, chief of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, and other officials.

  The report pointed out that the Special Investigation Headquarters has tentatively determined that it is difficult to pursue legal responsibility to higher-level institutions such as the Ministry of Administration and Security and the Seoul Metropolitan Government.