Search Underway After Seoul Mayor Reported Missing

Search Underway After Seoul Mayor Reported Missing

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and the Police say search operations are underway.

Mayor Park Won-sun didn’t come to work on Thursday and his cell phone was switched off, according to media reports.

Police are now searching the area where his mobile phone signal was last detected, AP reported.

His daughter called police earlier Thursday and said her father has been unaccounted for.

Park’s office says he hasn’t come to work on Thursday.

Kim Ji-hyeong, an official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, confirmed that Park did not show up for work on Thursday because of unspecified reasons and canceled all his schedules, including a meeting with a presidential official at his Seoul City Hall office.

A longtime civic activist and human rights lawyer, Park was elected Seoul mayor in 2011 and voted into his third and last term in June last year.

A member of President Moon Jae-in’s liberal Democratic Party, Park had been considered a potential presidential hopeful for the liberals in the 2022 elections

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