South Korea Halloween crush kills 59, injures one hundred fifty - officials - BBC

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Social media messages posted earlier within the evening display some americans remarking that the Itaewon area was so crowded that it felt unsafe

through Woongbee Lee in Seoul & Merlyn Thomas in London

BBC news

Fifty-nine americans have died in a crush among huge Halloween crowds in a well-liked nightlife area of South Korea's capital, officials say.

Yonhap information company mentioned emergency features asserting a hundred and fifty extra had been injured in Seoul's Itaewon district.

videos from the scene exhibit body baggage on the streets, emergency worker's performing CPR, and rescuers making an attempt to tug individuals trapped under others.

It isn't yet clear what led to the incident.

South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol has referred to as an emergency meeting.

there were reportedly a hundred,000 revellers in the enviornment celebrating the first outside no-mask Halloween experience in view that the pandemic.

Social media messages posted prior within the night reveal some individuals remarking that the Itaewon area changed into so crowded that it felt hazardous.

The BBC's Hosu Lee, who visited the scene, spoke of he saw "a lot of medial personnel, lots of ambulances, they were taking the bodies away one after the other".

Hosu Lee noted there were hundreds among the crowds, and a few our bodies lined in blue sheets, alongside a "ton of police".

"a lot of young individuals have gathered here tonight. lots of people got here to the birthday party and membership, donning costumes and a lot of people I've considered distraught and sad and there are chaotic scenes," stated Mr Lee.

pictures and videos reveal a number of each emergency responders and civilians attending to what appear to be unconscious americans on the streets.

in one video a lot of responders appear to be performing CPR on individuals in a slim road in the district.

In another, emergency responders are attempting to pull out individuals from what appears to be a pile of americans's bodies following a crowd surge.

one more local journalist mentioned that an emergency broadcast had been despatched to every cell phone within the Yongsan District urging citizens to return home as soon as feasible because of "an emergency accident close Hamilton resort in Itaewon".

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