South Korea: Around 100 people injured in stampede during Halloween festival, dozens suffered heart attack

Pankaj Prasad
Stampede during Halloween festival
Stampede during Halloween festival

Around 100 people were injured in a stampede during the Halloween festival in the South Korean capital, Seoul.

South Korea: Around 100 people are reported to have been injured in a stampede during the Halloween festival in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Giving information, the officials said that during the festival, a number of people were injured due to stampede on a narrow road. At the same time, dozens of people are reported to have suffered a heart attack.

Many suffered heart attacks

President Eun Suk Yeol ordered the response team in Itawan in Yongsan-gu district to take immediate action. According to the news agency language report, Choi Cheon Sik, an official of the National Fire Agency, said that about a hundred people were injured in a stampede during a huge crowd in Itawan Leisure district on Saturday night. The number of people who suffered heart attacks, the official did not tell. However, said that there were dozens of such people.

CPR being given to dozens of people on the streets

According to police officials, dozens of people are being given CPR on the streets of Itawon, while many others have been taken to nearby hospitals. South Korean President Eun Suk Yeol issued a statement asking officials to ensure prompt treatment for the injured and to review the security of the festival sites.