A South Korean Halloween celebration has turned to chaos as dozens of young people started collapsing after suffering fatal heart attacks in the streets of Seoul.
The event in the nation’s capitol turned even more deadly as the shocking scenes caused a stampede among the crowds of tens of thousands of people.
The number of fatalities hasn’t been confirmed at this time but one attendee claims an on-site police officer has suggested at least 81 deaths so far.
Videos have emerged on social media showing collapsed young people being resuscitated in the streets after apparently suffering cardiac arrests.
WATCH (Warning: Disturbing scenes):
81 dead. this can’t be real.
— Chloe Park 🦋 in Seoul (@chloepark) October 29, 2022
The images coming from the tragedy are heartbreaking as bystanders desperately attempt CPR.
— loanloan98 (@KhimHiu) October 29, 2022
Some reports have emerged suggesting that people were suffering heart attacks due to “overcrowding during the Halloween festivities.”
[Breaking] Nightmare in #Itaewon. Current status is that over 50 people have collapsed and possible multiple fatalities due to overcrowding during the Halloween festivities. Stay tuned for more info. pic.twitter.com/NhvVqnHlkl
— allkpop (@allkpop) October 29, 2022
A disaster is happening in Itaewon at the moment. Praying everyone is safe. Dozens of people lying lifeless on the floor receiving CPR from rescue services. pic.twitter.com/Ja8WSod4zY
— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) October 29, 2022
The Daily Mail reports:
An official from the National Fire Agency said around 100 people were injured during the deadly crowd surge on Saturday night in the Itaewon leisure district of Seoul.
Reports suggest as many as 50 could have gone into cardiac arrest with multiple others feared to have died.
This is a developing story.
Please check back for updates.