There are over 140 people dead in a stampede during a crowd surge while celebrating Halloween in South Korea’s capital of Seoul, in a tragic incident that occurred on Saturday night.
Furthermore, there are reports of over 150 people getting injured at the Halloween incident in Itaewon District of South Korea’s capital of Seoul.
Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition and transported to nearby hospitals, while others are receiving emergency treatment on the spot.
Seoul authorities have shared little details about the exact cause of death, but Yonhap News Agency reported that people were suffering from ‘cardiac arrest’ and had trouble breathing.
Meanwhile, the videos and photos from the Halloween incident in South Korea have made their way on to social media and show a chaotic scene with people lying in the streets and on stretchers as emergency workers help the victims.
#BREAKING: Stampede in #Seoul, #SouthKorea left dozens with cardiac arrest during #Halloween Saturday night. Over a hundred thousand attended the celebrations.#SeoulStampede pic.twitter.com/y8AW5LCFgB— Media Warrior (@MediaWarriorY) October 29, 2022
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
Moreover, the death toll is likely to increase as authorities have not released an exact number of deaths and injured people with dozens already being treated at different hospitals.
The incident took place at about 10:20 p.m. (1320 GMT) when a large number of people poured into an alley-way in a night-life area of Seoul – the capital of South Korea – to celebrate Halloween.
According to reports, there were several foreigners injured in the incident as well.
Meanwhile, President Yon Suk-yeol presided over an emergency meeting with senior aides and authorities are investigating the exact cause of the incident.