The death toll continues to rise: at least 146 people have died, and 150 were injured in a crowd-crushing incident at a Halloween festival in Seoul, according to South Korean officials.
— Siraj Noorani (@sirajnoorani) October 29, 2022
At least 120 people died, and more than 100 were seriously injured after a catastrophic crowd-crushing incident unfolded at a Halloween festival in Seoul’s South Korean capital on Saturday night.
The mass casualty incident occurred in the Itaewon area of Seoul.
The Washington Post said the festival was a “chaotic scene of partygoers cramped into narrow streets near the Itaewon station, some trying to leave the area after a night of celebrations … many people couldn’t even move their limbs because of the elbow-to-elbow crowd … and people couldn’t hear one another over the noise or call for help because of lack of a cell connection.”
— M͓̽M͓̽A͓̽R͓̽I͓̽P͓̽O͓̽S͓̽A͓̽ 🇵🇷 (@MMariposa31) October 29, 2022
Footage of the mass casualty incident is absolutely shocking. Bodies littered the streets as emergency personnel administered CPR.
— Chloe Park 🦋 in Seoul (@chloepark) October 29, 2022
— z (@kopiconnoisseur) October 29, 2022
According to the National Fire Agency, many victims were in their 20s. Among the fatalities, 46 died on the street after being crushed by the crowd, while 74 died either while being transported to local area hospitals or in the emergency room.
The agency warned more deaths are likely:
“Of the 100 injured, there is [a] high possibility of more deaths.”
ABC News said more than 100,000 people were at Halloween parties in the area known for its nightclubs.
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