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More than 150 dead in South Korea Halloween crush | DW News

Nov 01, 2022

More than 150 dead in South Korea Halloween crush | DW News

South

Korea

has declared a period of national mourning for the victims of a surge of crowds during

Halloween

celebrations in the capital Seoul. The

crush

occurred in a district of the

South

Korea

n capital called itaewon. of visitors the crowd occurred in a narrow alleyway what caused the tragedy is now being investigated a warning that this upcoming report includes harrowing images it was a night of youth revelry that turned into a true life horror story when a crowd in the

south

The soul of the

Korea

n capital left

more

than 150

dead

. It is believed that around one hundred thousand people flocked to the narrow alleyways of Taiwan.
more than 150 dead in south korea halloween crush dw news
What happened next on these streets remains unclear, but as dozens of young people collapsed, strangers administered CPR to those in need. Witnesses described scenes of chaos unfolding in the streets around them. We arrived here around 10 p.m. what we saw was like a scene from a movie in front of the hotel o See things like what happened during a war they were doing CPR and people were running and nothing was being contained it was completely out of control people and I had to give myself I turned around and told the crowd that they can't come this way. they are dying because I already knew how bad

South

Korea

n President Yun Sukiol was, he visited the place before announcing a period of national mourning as president, responsible for people's lives and safety, my heart is heavy and I struggle to cope with my pain. designate the period from today until the accident is brought under control as a national tomorrow period and replace top priority in administrative matters in recovery and follow-up measures

more

than 350 missing persons reports have been filed since Saturday night, as the country begins to come to terms with a national tragedy for the families of the missing as all they can do is wait for the

news

that no one wants to hear I am now joined by journalist Frank Smith in Seoul Frank, do we have

more

information on how could this have happened?
more than 150 dead in south korea halloween crush dw news
Well, what I can tell you is that

Halloween

and a

Halloween

event a

Halloween

party was held here at et1, it is the foreign entertainment district of Seoul, just 50 meters from the number one exit of ite one station is the alley behind me where the tragedy occurred thousands of people were

crush

ed some trying to get to the top of the alley where many of the night clubs and bars are located some trying to move down there was a

crush

of people some were pushed under of that crowd as

more

people moved in and it looks like they suffocated and had heart failure to the last death toll 150 and again several maybe

more

than a dozen in serious condition it was just terrible we know that they were mostly young who died in what was supposed to be a night out having fun what has been the reaction to this in

korea

well here in

south

korea

across the country ha have been

Halloween

festivals cancelled.
more than 150 dead in south korea halloween crush dw news
President Yoon Sukyol has ordered flags on government buildings across the country to be lowered to half mast. Also, you have designated a week of mourning, a week of morning period for those who have lost their lives and for their families, I mean these are such difficult scenes for anyone who has been in a large crowd to watch, is it normal to see crowds this size in this part of Seoul? The last couple of days was that last year after this tragedy was that last year on

Halloween

a lot of people there were crowds of people here in this district and actually in other districts also in Hongdae they had a night club before, many many a few years ago and you would again see thousands of people

crush

ed in myeongdon, the popular shopping district.
more than 150 dead in south korea halloween crush dw news
Just eight days ago I was at a demonstration where thousands of people were crus again together no doubt crowd control will be one of the issues the government will look at with the investigation that will follow Claire ok thank you very much for that's, that's Frank Smith for us, template with that update.
more than 150 dead in south korea halloween crush dw news
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