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Halloween At least 151 killed ?133 injured after many young humans flocked to a popular nightlife district, the South Korean government said.

 A stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul on Saturday night left 153 people dead and 133 injured after many young humans flocked to a popular nightlife district, the South Korean government said.

Social media videos show huge crowd crammed into alley
Social media videos show huge crowds crammed into the alley


The deadly collision occurred on a narrow road in Itaewon, where tens of hundreds of somebody had reportedly collected for what was the primary Halloween revelry because of the reality the regulations from the COVID-19 pandemic had been eased.

A long amount of countrywide mourning became declared from Sunday, with the government attempting to induce very cheaply of the tragedy.

The deceased, largely in their twenties, enclosed 20 foreigners, collectively with Chinese, Iranian and Russian nationals, the government said.

 

South Korean police officers stand guard at the scene in Seoul on Sunday
South Korean police officers stand guard at the scene in Seoul on Sunday

Among the fatalities had been 2 Japanese nationals, each female, with one in her 20s and every other a teenager, per Japan's Foreign Ministry.

The coincidence occurred once an outsized variety of individuals fell over at some point in a downhill alley concerning 3 meters huge withinside the area, that became pictured withinside the well-liked Netflix drama "Itaewon Class," in line with the government.

The 2020 South Korean drama collection has drawn many Japanese holidaymakers to Itaewon, and there has been a remake of the drama in Japan.

 

But the popular traveler spot became a nightmare for several on the weekend as rescue staff attempted to resuscitate human beings mendacity at the ground.

An overall of 848 personnel collectively with 346 firefighters had been mobilized to the scene, South Korea's Yonhap twine service said. The Seoul town authorities have acquired reviews of around 355 human beings lacking about the weigh down, the information business enterprise reported.

Some native media mentioned witnesses in spoken language that individuals had flocked to a bar to visualize a celeb once the weigh down occurred.


President Yoon Suk Yeol educated governance to confirm the sufferers acquire treatment, and ordered clinical officers be deployed in Itaewon and emergency beds secured following what he delineated as a "tragedy and disaster that ought to now no longer have happened."

Several international leaders expressed their condolences over the tragedy, with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida causing a message to Yoon on Sunday in spoken language that he's "substantially saddened" and "deeply afraid of the loss of the many treasured lives."


Emergency personnel work at the scene at the popular Itaewon district in Seoul on October
Emergency personnel work at the scene at the popular Itaewon district in Seoul on October


 

U.S. President Joe Biden aforesaid at some point in a statement, "The u. s. stands with the Republic of Korea throughout this tragic time," and warranted the Republic of Korea that the alliance among their countries "has ne'er been lots of vivacious or extra vital."

Chinese President Xi Jinping conjointly despatched a message of acknowledgment to Yoon and urged the Republic of Korea to deal with the battle-scarred and nicely cope with the aftermath of the incident, per the legitimate Xinhua News Agency.

According to Yonhap, the gang weighs down became the deadliest coincidence in South Korea the reason for the 2014 sinking of the ferry Sewol that killed quite 3 hundred human beingsmaximum of them high school students.

 

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