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Over 150 people were killed during a Halloween stampede, causing national sorrow in South Korea.

Over 150 people were killed during a Halloween stampede, causing national sorrow in South Korea.

Over 150 people were killed during a Halloween stampede, causing national sorrow in South Korea.

Over 150 people were killed during a Halloween stampede, causing national sorrow in South Korea.

SEOUL– During the revelry during the first Halloween party in three years, at least 151 individuals were crushed to death in one of Seoul’s renowned nightlife areas.

As officials received more than 2,600 reports of missing people on Sunday following the stampede, which has been called one of the deadliest catastrophes in history, the East Asian country declared a national day of mourning.

Unsettling footage from the nation’s capital depicts chaotic scenes as body bags are spotted on the highways and rescue workers, medical experts, and other employees attempt to free people buried beneath other people.

Tens of thousands gathered to a prominent nightlife area on Saturday night as the nation relaxed social distance and stringent precautions following the pandemic, and then the miserable occurrence happened.

Law enforcement personnel as well as other government representatives flocked to the scene to identify the fatalities as forensic teams gathered data from the scene.

Locals began criticising government officials for poor crowd control and planning at the well publicised event during the horrible disaster.

President Yoon Suk-Yeol of South Korea declared a state of official national mourning as tragedy shocked the world. Yeol noted that the government’s top goal is recuperation and follow-up measures and that he struggles to deal with suffering.

The President ordered a comprehensive investigation to determine the accident’s cause and make significant reforms during his televised statement.

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