Seoul Korea 59 Dead in Halloween Stampede

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A pumpkin is seen along the route as people take part in a procession up the hill of Tlachtga as part of the Flame of Samhain festival, in Athboy, Ireland, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A pumpkin is seen along the route as people take part in a procession up the hill of Tlachtga as part of the Flame of Samhain festival, in Athboy, Ireland, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

SEOUL – NEWS – Authorities in Seoul South Korea are reporting that at least 59 people are dead in the city after crowd stampeded during Halloween festivities

Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department says that so far at least 59 people have been killed. Seong-beom adds that 150 people were were injured after being crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities in the capital Seoul.

The fire chief added that the death toll could continue to grow as emergency workers are continuing to transport the injured to hospitals across Seoul following the stampede in the leisure district of Itaewon on Saturday night.