DEVELOPING STORY: At least 146 people were killed and another 150 injured after they were crushed in a large Halloween crowd in Seoul on Saturday night.
The crowd surge happened during one of the most raucous celebrations of the year in the nation’s capital, where as many as 100,000 people, local news media said, had clogged the narrow streets of the Itaewon nightlife district Saturday evening for Halloween festivities, The New York Times reported.
Dozens of people collapsed and required CPR. Video is posted below. Caution — there is graphic content.
truly the scariest halloween of my life—30 down, 400 rescue workers deployed. please avoid itaewon and stay safe. #이태원사고 pic.twitter.com/PC1GBJt7qk— Chloe Park 🦋 in Seoul (@chloepark) October 29, 2022
BREAKING: Multiple victims after Stampede during Halloween event in Seoul, Reports of at least 50 people in cardiac arrest.— Bruce Snyder (the dude) (@realbrucesnyder) October 29, 2022
⛔️ UPDATE: 146 killed, 150 injured in Seoul Halloween in incident, authorities say pic.twitter.com/2Ih991eWpZ
Graphic content warning.— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 29, 2022
Dozens have died in a Halloween street party crush in Seoul, South Korea. Media is reporting the number deceased to be in excess of 100. pic.twitter.com/FjfTCpmJ6D
#BREAKING: #SouthKorea's fire department said 81 people have breathing problems after the #stampede at Itaewon in #Seoul, South Korea Saturday night when over 100 thousand revellers crammed into the place for #Halloween celebrations.#SeoulStampede pic.twitter.com/QwyWcYTj43— Media Warrior (@MediaWarriorY) October 29, 2022
One of the most terrifying nights. I’m just speechless here…— James Chen (@RealJames0119) October 29, 2022
Pray for itaewon.
Hope everyone’s safe. #seoul #Itaewon #korea #이태원 pic.twitter.com/DM7SYuaDPQ