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120 killed and over 100 injured in South Korea stampede (+ videos)

It is not yet clear what caused people to run. A Halloween celebration took place.

Courtesy Warning Messages | Paramedics revived several people on the ground

At least 120 people were killed and 100 injured in a stampede during Halloween celebrations in the South Korean capital Seoul on Saturday night, local media reported.

As a result of the crowding, dozens of people suffered heart attacks.

Videos circulating on social media show emergency medical teams performing CPR on dozens of people in Itaewon district.

Yonhap gathers that emergency services received at least 81 calls from people who said they were having difficulty breathing.

For his part, Choi Seon-sik, an official with the fire service, told AP that at least a hundred people were injured. Meanwhile, more than 400 emergency personnel were deployed to treat the injured.

Meanwhile, local media indicated that the events took place after a large number of people ran to a bar in the area where an unidentified celebrity was allegedly present.

For his part, the country’s President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered authorities to guarantee quick medical care for victims and demanded a review of security at public celebration venues.

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Likewise, he directed the Ministry of Health to guarantee the availability of beds in hospitals near the area.

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