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10 Koreans unaccounted for after shooting rampage in Las Vegas

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 3, 2017 - 15:19
  • Updated : Oct 3, 2017 - 16:33

Ten Koreans remain unaccounted for after the tragic shooting rampage shook Las Vegas on Sunday, South Korean Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, it has received no reports of any deaths or injuries related to the incident but was working to track down 10 Koreans reported missing.

The site of the shooting spree in Las Vegas (Yonhap)

The US authorities have yet to identify those killed or injured during the shooting rampage that killed 59 and injured more than 520, and it will take some time to confirm the identities of the victims, the ministry said. 

Immediately after the incident, the Korean Consulate in Los Angeles set up an emergency team to collaborate with the US government to check the safety of Koreans, a ministry official said. 

On Sunday night, a gunman fired a barrage of gunshots on concertgoers near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern American history. (Yonhap)