By Soo-hyang Choi
SEOUL (Reuters) -At the very least two folks died from cardiac arrest and dozens of others have been injured after an enormous crowd poured right into a central district of the South Korean capital for Halloween festivities late on Saturday, a fireplace official mentioned.
As of early Sunday, two have been reported useless amongst 24 who had been transferred to close by hospitals after struggling cardiac arrest within the incident within the Itaewon district strict, Moon Hyun-joo, an official on the Nationwide Fireplace Company mentioned.
The variety of casualties may rise as rescue actions are nonetheless underneath approach. Yonhap information company mentioned at the very least 100 have been estimated to have been injured because of the stampede.
Social media footage confirmed a number of folks being assisted by rescue officers and personal residents on the scene. Reuters couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the footage.
South Korea’s President Yon Suk-yeol presided over an emergency assembly with high aides and ordered the dispatch of emergency medical groups to the world, his workplace mentioned.
Authorities have been investigating the precise reason behind the incident, the company mentioned.