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South Korea mourned the deaths of at least 151 people, in a huge Halloween party……

At least 146 people have been killed in a crowd crush when a huge crowd celebrating Halloween crammed into an alley in the nightlife area of the South Korean capital, Seoul. 
According to Choi Seong-beom, a fire department official, the tragedy occurred at 10 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT), and several of the victims were crushed to death. 
Another 150 people were hurt in the Itaewon crowd crush at the Hamilton Hotel. The death toll might reach even higher.

According to local media, over 100,000 people rushed to Itaewon for Halloween activities, which were the largest since the start of the epidemic following the recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.

The United States is ready to assist in any way: White House National Security Adviser 

In Washington, a longtime supporter of Seoul, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tweeted that “the reports out of Seoul are heartbreaking.”
“We are thinking about all those who have lost loved ones and praying for a speedy recovery for those who have been hurt,” Sullivan stated. “The United States remains ready to provide the Republic of Korea with any assistance it requires.”

People toppled ‘like dominos’: Survivor 
According to one survivor, numerous individuals tumbled and crashed on top of one another “like dominos” after being pushed by others in a tiny downhill lane near Itaewon’s Hamilton Hotel.

Some others cried “Help me!” while others were out of breath, according to the survivor, Kim. According to the Seoul-based Hankyoreh newspaper, Kim recalled being stomped by other individuals for nearly 1.5 hours before being rescued.

Macron assures Seoul that “France is by your side.”
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has expressed France’s “heartfelt” solidarity for South Korea.

“Heartfelt thoughts for the residents of Seoul and for the entire Korean people after the tragedy at Itaewon. “France is by your side,” Macron tweeted.

‘Horrible news,’ says UK Prime Minister Sunak
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has described the news from Seoul as “horrific.”

“All our thoughts are with those currently responding and all South Koreans at this very distressing time,” Sunak said on Twitter.

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