December 6, 2022

More than 120 Dead, 100 Injured During Halloween Celebrations within South Korea

Partygoers had been crushed in a stampede in downtown Seoul.

A minimum of 120 people were killed plus 100 injured in a audience stampede in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Saturday night during Halloween party celebrations, the fire division said.  

The incident occurred in the narrow alley near the Hamilton Hotel in the Itaewon District, the city’s buying and nightlife center. Local media quoted an eyewitness who said the alley had become so crowded that rescuers could not immediately get to the victims plus attempt resuscitation.  

According to the Korea Herald, around 100, 500 people flocked to the region throughout the day to celebrate the first Halloween weekend without the cover up mandate and social removing measures that were in place throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not obvious exactly what caused the stampede.  

The victims had been sent to several hospitals in the capital. News agency Yonhap reported that many of them are women in their 20s then one is a 10-year-old girl.  

President Yoon Suk-yeol chaired an emergency reaction meeting shortly after the disaster.   “ The top priority is transporting and rescuing the patients and providing prompt medical treatment for the affected people, ”   he said, according to a spokesperson.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has cut short their trip to Europe and decided to return to the city, officials stated.

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