At least 151 killed in stampede at Halloween event in Seoul, South Korea
On the evening of the 29th, tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate Halloween and a large-scale stampede occurred in the area of Letaiwon-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea.Currently there areAt least 151 people died, 82 people were injured. Among the victims were two foreign nationals. The Longshan Fire Department said that some of the injured died during the rescue process, while others returned home after receiving treatment. Most of the victims were young people under the age of 29. The fire department began receiving dozens of reports of people being crushed and struggling to breathe near the Hamilton Hotel at around 10:15 p.m. on the 29th. After the incident, dozens of people collapsed on the road in front of the Hamilton hotel and underwent CPR. Lai Taiyuan held many parties on the evening of the 29th, the eve of Halloween. A large number of people gathered on the 4-meter-wide downhill road next to the Hamilton Hotel at once, resulting in a stampede accident. A person present said that after 10 p.m. that night, someone fell in the alley next to the Hamilton Hotel, and then the people behind also fell one by one and squeezed layer by layer.