- In a Tragedy, more than 146 people were killed and 150 were injured.
- In stampeding, people fell and toppled one another like Dominos- a survivor.
- Halloween festive turned out to be a horrific tragedy at a party spot in Seoul.
We have often seen in many movies that at many events hundred of people die just because of the stampedes. The same event was seen in one of the famous cities of South Korea.
There was an event organized in Seoul, near Hamilton hotel, where around more than 100,000 people had come to celebrate the Halloween festival.
However, God had a different plan, and unfortunately, around 146 people were killed and more than 150 people were injured as they got crushed during the event.
As it is reported that most of the people were young and were celebrating Halloween festivities and this unfortunate event given South Korea’s worst disaster of the year.
The narrations of the spectators?
According to the reports, pedestrians and emergency workers desperately conducted CPR on the people lying in the streets after the stampede event.
As per the statement of a survivor, so many people fell and were toppled by one another like cheez of dominos, as push came from the side.
Another survivor, named Kim said, he was trapped for about an hour and a half before he was rescued and some people shouted for help and others were out of breath- according to a Newspaper based in Seoul.
Hwang Min-hyeok, a visitor to the event, witnessed the incident and narrated the horrific tragedy that it was shocking to see rows of bodies near the hotel.
Responses from the officials
President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol issued a statement calling for officials to ensure swift treatment for those injured and review the safety of the festivity sites.
In quick response, more than 1,700 response personnel were deployed to the streets to help the wounded, additional 520 firefighters, 70 government workers, and 1,100 police officers were deployed.
Fire department chief, Choi, said that bodies were sent to hospitals and gyms, where family members could identify them and according to him, most of the injured people are in their 20s.
The reaction of the world leaders
As news of this event got spread across the world, leaders from around the world responded with condolence and solace.
Prime minister of Britain, Mr. Rishi Sunak in one of his tweets mentioned that all our thoughts are with those currently responding and all South Korean at this very distressing time. U.S. national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said in his tweet that reports of the disaster were heartbreaking and Washington stands ready to provide any support that South Korea needs.