Seoul Stampede: At least 146 dead and 150 injured at South Korea’s Halloween festival

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Emergency services at the scene of the accident

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The emergency services could not cope with the number of victims.

At least 146 people were killed in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, when a stampede hit a massive Halloween party on Saturday.

Number of deaths increased quickly within a few hours, passing the first of 59 to 120 and then to 146. Authorities reported another 150 injured.

Videos recorded in the district Itaewon from Seoul, the scene of the incident, showed emergency workers performing CPR on victims and rescuers trying to pull out people trapped under others.

The cause of the human rush was not clear. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called an emergency meeting.

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