NewsSeoul: Dozens suffer cardiac arrest at Halloween celebrations

Seoul: Dozens suffer cardiac arrest at Halloween celebrations

Created: 10/29/2022 Updated: 10/29/2022, 7:05 p.m

Rescue workers and firefighters are on duty at the accident site in Seoul. © Lee Ji-Eun/Yonhap/AP/dpa

Halloween celebrations in a nightlife district in Seoul have attracted many people. There is a stampede – at least 50 people suffer cardiac arrest. Much is still unclear.

Seoul – Dozens of people have suffered cardiac arrest while rushing to Seoul’s Halloween celebrations. As the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday night (local time), emergency workers had to carry out resuscitation measures in at least 50 people. The tragedy happened in Itaewon, a nightlife district in the South Korean capital.

President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered more emergency personnel to be sent to the region and hospital beds to be prepared. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, who is currently visiting Europe, is said to have announced his immediate return, according to Yonhap. The exact reasons for the tragedy were initially unclear. dpa

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