A stampede took place on Halloween in Seoul, South Korea. At least 149 died.🙏🙏🙏
This is the reason why the many armed police were dispatched to maintain order during large-scale gathering activities in China.
It's terrible. hope everyone is safe. pic.twitter.com/fTBPK3mZUU
— Sharing travel (@TripInChina) October 30, 2022
NEW death toll: 149 in South Korea Halloween disaster described as a "presumed stampede" in Seoul's Itaewon nightlife district. Authorities are having a hard time identifying many victims & asking families for help. Many dead are in Halloween costumes without ID. @PamelaBrownCNN pic.twitter.com/K2wEg8V25T
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) October 29, 2022
At least 149 people, mostly teenagers and young adults in their 20s, were killed in South Korea when a crowd celebrating Halloween surged into an alley in a night-life area of Seoul #stampede 📍#Itaewon #SouthKorea #Halloween pic.twitter.com/HZDxmNV8Nz
— Top Disaster (@Top_Disaster) October 30, 2022
Koreans are supposed to have much higher IQs than whites, but I’ve never seen this happen in a white country.
The South Korean president has declared a week of nationwide mourning after a deadly stampede during Halloween celebrations in Seoul on Saturday night claimed the lives of over 150 people, including at least 19 foreigners from multiple states.
At least four citizens of Russia, all females, were killed in the crowd crush, Moscow’s embassy in Seoul confirmed on Sunday.
China also said that three of its nationals lost their lives in the tragedy. The Chinese embassy said it had “activated an emergency response mechanism” to provide assistance to any Chinese nationals who were injured or might be seeking help.
Seoul authorities also identified several victims from Iran, Uzbekistan and Norway, with Yonhap news agency reporting at least 19 foreigners among the dead.
As of 9am Sunday morning, the death toll stood at 151 with another 82 injured, according to the fire service. Most of the victims were in their late teens or 20s.
“It’s truly horrific,” President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Sunday, calling the stampede a “tragedy and disaster that should never have happened.”
The tragedy unfolded in Seoul’s main nightlife district on Saturday, as up to 100,000 people converged on the area for late-night Halloween celebrations.
It’s funny that it happened on Halloween, which is the spooky holiday.
Someone must have gotten seriously spooked out.
Anyway, whatever. I don’t really care about this news story and I can’t think of anything to say about it beyond that it’s a spooky Halloween trampling and that we should redo those IQ tests because you have to be very stupid to do this.