At least 151 people were killed and 150 more were injured in South Korea’s biggest disaster in years when a gathering of primarily young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed. While there was mayhem in the little streets, police and firefighters were spotted attempting to revive victims who had suffered heart arrests. According to local news outlets, the crowd, which is thought to number approximately 1 lakh, gathered on Saturday night in Itaewon, the megacity’s central district, which is home to hundreds of businesses and nightclubs.
He claimed that at least 19 foreign nationals, including those from Iran, Norway, China, and Uzbekistan, were among the deceased. Yoon Suk Yeol, the president of South Korea, called an emergency meeting early on Sunday and later went to the scene to receive updates from emergency personnel. In the capital of South Korea, Itaewon, is a well-liked Halloween attraction. The injuries reportedly happened as a result of a crush brought on by the magnitude of the crowd.
According to an officer with the fire department, over 140 ambulances were sent to the area to help the injured, as reported by the news agency AFP. In an earlier report, Yonhap news agency cited the fire department as reporting that about 50 people in a neighbourhood in downtown Seoul experienced cardiac arrest. Around 50 people were seeking treatment for cardiac arrest as of early Sunday morning, according to Choi Cheon-sik, a National Fire Agency official, who said that the crowd rush in the Itaewon recreational district on Saturday night resulted in 100 injuries.