151 died in Halloween Stampede in South Korea; President declares national mourning day on Sunday

Police officers and rescue team were immediately at the scene where many people died & were injured during a Halloween festival where a stampede happened in Seoul, South Korea.

Police officers and rescue team were immediately at the scene where many people died & were injured during a Halloween festival where a stampede happened in Seoul, South Korea.

An estimated 151 people were killed in a rush by a considerable crowd celebrating Halloween surged into an alley in an area of the South Korean capital Seoul on Saturday night, officials said.

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South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol declared a period of national mourning on Sunday.

The Philippine Embassy in Korea is closely monitoring the situation and is in coordination with local authorities in case any Filipino national has been affected. To date, the Embassy has yet to receive reports of any Filipino victims in the stampede.

People across the nation were devastated after they learned about the fatal incident with massive killings from Itaewon, South Korea. Around 146 people died, and many were injured in the Halloween stampede. On the night of October 29, Saturday, in Seoul, Korea.

More than 100,000 people gathered in the neighbourhood of Itaewon to celebrate the Halloween weekend. This was the first big Halloween event since 2019.

At least 151 people, primarily teenagers and young adults in their 20s, were killed in a crash when a considerable crowd celebrating Halloween surged into an alley in a nightlife area of the South Korean capital Seoul on Saturday night, emergency officials said.

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