The Special Investigation Headquarters (Special Version) of the police investigating the Itaewon disaster is investigating the Itaewon Station Manager A and Yongsan-gu Deputy District Commissioner Yoo Seung-jae as suspects on the morning of the 30th.
Station manager A is accused of contributing to the disaster (work-related manslaughter) by not taking measures to pass without stopping even though passengers were crowded.
In particular, it is suspected that the police ignored the request for non-stop passage 40 minutes before the disaster and insisted on operating the subway normally.
The special version called and interrogated Mr. A once after he was booked.
However, we believe that additional investigation is needed, and we are summoning again today to ask why the non-stop pass was not made.
Yu Bu-gu is accused of not establishing proper safety management measures ahead of Halloween.
On the 27th of last month, two days before the disaster, he presided over a Halloween safety meeting held at the district office instead of Park Hee-young, 61, head of Yongsan-gu.
At the time, quarantine, sanitation, and facility inspections were discussed, excluding large-scale crowd management measures.
Deputy District Commissioner Yu, who attended the special edition at around 9:50 am today, was asked if he hadn't expected the crowds in Itaewon before Halloween, saying, "I'm sorry.
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