South Korea: 149 killed, many injured. Halloween Festival turned into mourning in a jiffy

Tarun KohliPublish Date: 30 Oct, 2022

A major accident happened in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. On Saturday, 29 October 2022, a stampede broke out among the people who came to celebrate the Halloween Festival. The noise of the celebration turned into mournful screams. People started running after trampling each other. Those who could not run were out of breath. 151 people died in this accident, including 19 foreign tourists, while the treatment of hundreds of injured is going on.

Police gives statement

Police officer Choi Cheon-sik said – Lakhs of people came on a narrow road during the festival in Itawan Lesser area, after which there was a stampede. Many people have died due to being crushed in the crowd. Some people had cardiac arrest. Among those killed were 19 foreign nationals. Of these, 3 were citizens of China. A day of national mourning has been declared in the country after the accident.

Emergency department officials said that many people were having trouble breathing. All these people were given CPR. South Korean President Eun Suk Yeol has instructed officials to provide better treatment to the injured. Along with this, he has been asked to review the security of the festival sites.

Number of deaths and missing people

The death toll in the accident on Saturday (October 29) has risen to 151 while more than 82 people are said to be injured. Police and medical team reached the spot as soon as the incident came to light, the relief work is still going on. On investigation, it was found that more than 50 people had a heart attack simultaneously. The death toll has risen to 151, including 19 foreigners from Iran, Uzbekistan, China and Norway, reported Yonhap news agency. While more than 350 are missing.

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