Seoul: Not less than 146 folks had been killed and 150 extra had been injured as they had been crushed by a big crowd pushing ahead on a slender avenue throughout Halloween festivities within the capital of Seoul, South Korean officers stated.
Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan hearth division, stated the demise toll might rise and that an unspecified quantity among the many injured had been in crucial situations following the stampede within the leisure district of Itaewon Saturday night time.
He stated 74 of the useless have been despatched to hospitals whereas the our bodies of the remaining 46 who had been saved on the streets had been being transported to a close-by gymnasium in order that employees might determine them.
Officers say folks had been crushed to demise after a big crowd started pushing ahead in a slender alley close to Hamilton Resort, a serious occasion spot in Seoul.
The incident happened at about 10:20pm native time.
Greater than 800 emergency employees and law enforcement officials from across the nation, together with all obtainable personnel in Seoul, had been deployed to the streets to deal with the injured.
The Nationwide Hearth Company individually stated in an announcement that officers had been nonetheless making an attempt to find out the precise variety of emergency sufferers.
TV footage and pictures confirmed ambulance automobiles lined up in streets amid a heavy police presence and emergency employees shifting the injured in stretchers. Emergency employees and pedestrians had been additionally seen performing CPR on folks mendacity within the streets.