November 29, 2022
What is known about the tragedy that killed 153 people on Halloween in South Korea

What is known about the tragedy that killed 153 people on Halloween in South Korea

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Social media messages posted early in the evening show some people commenting that Itaewon is very crowded and appears to be unsafe.

At least 153 people died during a crowd at a Halloween celebration in the streets of Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday (29/10), according to local authorities.

The death toll increased more and more in the hours following the tragedy. Authorities said more than 80 people were injured.

Video captured at the scene shows rescuers performing CPR or CPR, and rescue workers trying to pull people trapped in the crowd. Some photos also show corpses in the streets.

The cause of the accident is not yet clear. But according to the local authorities, the tragedy occurred in an elevated area, where some people fell, causing a huge rush.