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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Seoul stampede declared deadliest in South Korea’s history (+ VIDEO)

Seoul stampede declared deadliest in South Korea's history (+ VIDEO)

Saturday night’s stampede in Seoul was the deadliest in South Korea’s history, leaving at least 153 people dead and 82 injured, 19 of them in critical condition, Russia Today reported.

According to data provided by the Yongsan fire department, most of the victims in that provisional figure were between the ages of 20 and 30, about a hundred are women. He also said that 37 of the injured were in critical condition, so the death toll could be higher.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the incident, which, according to eyewitnesses, and videos published on social networks originated from an overcrowding of people in a narrow alleyway that crosses the main street of the neighbourhood, Itawan-Roe. connects together. Busy area bar. Hundreds of people were trapped in Etawah among thousands of people who came to celebrate Halloween, many of whom died of suffocation.

Due to the gravity of what happened, the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yol, declared a period of national mourning, which would last until the following Saturday, November 5.

The president stressed in a televised message that the executive’s “top priority” at this time is to “determine the cause of the accident and prevent similar incidents” in addition to tasks to assist victims and their relatives.

Before Saturday’s stampede, the deadliest hit-and-run on record in the country occurred on July 17, 1959, in the port city of Busan, where sudden torrential rains and fast-rising waters crushed 67 people to death at a municipal stadium . rush to try to escape.

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