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Labour Minister Assigns SSO to Accelerate Benefit Payments to the Itaewon Victim, a Former Insured Person under Section 33

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            On November 1, 2022, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin spoke about the case’s progress, where one Thai person died from the tragedy at the Halloween Night Festival held in Itaewon Street, Seoul, South Korea, on the night of October 29. A large number of people attended the event. The location was crowded, causing people to fall and step on each other, causing many deaths and injuries due to suffocation.

            Mr. Suchart said that on the Ministry of Labour’s part, agencies under the Ministry of Labour had been assigned to investigate the details of the deceased. From reports by the Ministry of Labour’s agencies in Phetchabun Province, it is known that the deceased Thai person is Ms. Natthicha Makao, 27, a resident of No. 40, Moo 9, Nong Kwai Subdistrict, Lom Sak District, Phetchabun Province. She used to be an insured person under Section 33 and resigned on June 30, 2022. The Social Security Office has accelerated the granting of benefits to the relatives of the deceased. The relatives are entitled to funeral expenses of 50,000 Baht and an old age pension of 15,500 Baht, totaling 65,500 Baht. The Ministry of Labour’s agencies in Phetchabun Province have informed the deceased’s relatives. Today, they went to visit the area to support and continue providing benefits to help in the relevant areas.


Division of Public Relations
1 November 2022