April 14, 2024 03:57:43 booked.net

Seoul Halloween: See How Halloween 2022 Turns Into Scenes of Horror in South Korean

A Tragic Day at Seoul Halloween

SEOUL, South Korea — A mass of mostly young people among thousands who gathered to celebrate Halloween in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley, killing at least 151 people and injuring 82 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years.

What Caused This Sudden Halloween Stampede in South Korea?

What caused the crash is unclear, but witnesses have said that partygoers were packed tightly in the district’s narrow streets and that it was difficult to move around. Officials said that most of the casualties have been teenagers and people in their 20s. Many were dressed in Halloween costumes.

How does South Korea Celebrate Halloween?

While Halloween isn’t a traditional holiday in South Korea, where children rarely go trick-or-treating, it’s still a major attraction for young adults, and costume parties at bars and clubs have become hugely popular in recent years.

What is the Seoul Stampede?

Oct 29, 2022. A Halloween festival turned into a tragedy in the South Korean capital, Seoul on Saturday night. At least 149 people mostly teenagers and young adults their 20 severely crushed to death in a stampede and another 65 people were injured.

Condolences from World Leaders

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden sent their condolences, writing: “We grieve with the people of the Republic of Korea and send our best wishes for a quick recovery to all those who were injured.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “All our thoughts are with those currently responding and all South Koreans at this very distressing time.”

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar also expressed condolences on Twitter. He wrote, “Deeply shocked at the loss of so many young lives due to the stampede in Seoul. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones. We stand in solidarity with the Republic of Korea during this difficult time”.