New Delhi: The demise toll within the horrific Seoul Halloween stampede rose to 151, with 19 of them recognized as foreigners, South Korea’s Yonhap information company reported citing fireplace authorities.
Throughout a briefing, Choi Seong-beom, the pinnacle of the fireplace division in Yongsan, mentioned the demise toll from Saturday’s accident rose to 151, which included 19 foreigners. Their nationalities embody these from Iran, Uzbekistan, China and Norway, Choi added. The company additionally reported that the victims of their 20s accounted for the age group most affected by the horrific Seoul Halloween stampede. Furthermore, the company, citing the Seoul metropolitan authorities, mentioned Sunday it has obtained about 270 studies of lacking individuals associated to the lethal stampede throughout Halloween events within the Itaewon district.
At the very least 151 folks had been killed and 76 others had been injured after a lethal stampede throughout Halloween celebrations in Seoul’s Itaewon district on Saturday at 10:20 pm (13:20 GMT), Al Jazeera reported citing the officers.
The incident reportedly occurred after a big group of individuals rushed to an Itaewon bar after listening to an unidentified celeb visited there, Al Jazeera reported citing the native media. Social media footage confirmed a number of folks being assisted by rescue officers and personal residents on the scene, and quite a few ones performing CPR on folks mendacity in poor situation on the streets.
The packed Halloween festivities in South Korea’s capital of Seoul happened after covid restrictions had been eliminated, the native officers mentioned. The festivities marked the participation of greater than a lakh guests and the variety of casualties is just anticipated to rise.
Emergency officers obtained a minimum of 81 calls from folks with respiration issue, “South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company reported.
A big crowd pushed ahead on a slender road throughout Halloween festivities, leading to dozens needing first help. South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered the dispatch of the emergency medical crew to the realm and mentioned hospital beds must be ready to reduce casualties, his workplace mentioned.
Quite a few folks had bother respiration when the chaotic stampede occurred as dozens had been seen giving CPR to folks mendacity lifeless on streets post-incident. South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol presided over an emergency response assembly Sunday over the lethal stampede, as per the officers.
“Shortly after the accident, Yoon got here to the presidential workplace in Yongsan and presided over a response assembly associated to the Seoul Itaewon Halloween accident,” the presidential workplace mentioned.
“The highest precedence is transporting and rescuing the sufferers and offering immediate medical remedy for the affected folks,” native media reported quoting Yoon as saying.
=Authorities are nonetheless trying into the precise reason for the accident because the investigation is underway.
Emergency forces had been dispatched following the gang surge which resulted in fatalities. Firefighters and cops additionally reached the Itaewon neighbourhood in Seoul to carry the scenario underneath management.