MANY FEARED DEAD FOLLOWING CROWD SURGE IN SEOUL'S ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Oct 29, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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According to South Korean officials, during Halloween celebrations in the nation’s capital Seoul, some 50 people suffered cardiac arrest and a number of others were presumed dead after being trampled by a big crowd pressing forward on a small roadway.

Around 100 individuals were reportedly hurt during the crowd surge on Saturday night in the Itaewon leisure area, according to a National Fire Agency spokesman.

Numerous individuals received CPR on Itaewon streets, according to the police, while many more were transported to near-by hospitals.

In a statement, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol urged officials to guarantee that individuals who were hurt received prompt medical attention and to assess the festival locations’ security.

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