A number of individuals are feared useless after dozens of lifeless our bodies required CPR in South Korea Saturday throughout what seems to be a mass gathering that become a crowd surge.
A number of movies and images are circulating on social media proper now displaying numerous folks laid out on the ground within the streets of Itaewon — a well-liked neighborhood in Seoul — and receiving chest compressions from each first responders and bystanders alike.
The pictures are scary … as quite a lot of these of us do not appear to have any indicators of consciousness — and you may inform how frantic of a scene it’s by the response.
Studies on the bottom say upwards of 100 folks have been injured whole — with a major quantity purportedly having gone into cardiac arrest as properly. There are indicators a number of fatalities may end result from this — some images present cops placing tarps over what appear to be useless our bodies … however there is no official rely of lives past simply 2, per NYT.
The explanation all these folks congregated right here is as a result of it is one of many largest Halloween get-togethers there in Seoul — stories say tens of 1000’s of individuals had packed into the comparatively tight alleyways, which some speculate seemingly triggered a stampede of some kind.
One rumor floating round — which hasn’t been substantiated — is that the group crush was brought on by of us speeding towards a bar there in Itaewon after phrase of a celeb sighting … though it is unclear who precisely it’d’ve been, if anybody.
S. Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has dispatched emergency providers to Seoul, and the mayor is on his means again from a world journey to survey the injury and get briefed.