Photos: Halloween stampede in Seoul kills at least 146, injures 150 more

A crowd of mostly young people celebrating Halloween celebrations in Seoul were trapped and crushed as the crowd squeezed into a narrow alley, killing at least 146 people and injuring 150 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years.

Rescue workers and pedestrians desperately performed CPR on people lying on the street after the crush in the capital’s Itaewon leisure district on Saturday night.

About 20 bodies lie covered on a street

A man sits amid the bodies of those who got caught in the crowd in Seoul’s popular nightlife district Itaewon on October 30, 2022.

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Rescue workers transport a victim on a stretcher

A victim of the crowds of Seoul’s Halloween celebration is carried on a stretcher in Itaewon district on October 30, 2022.

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Emergency vehicles are parked around an intersection where a person is being transported on a stretcher.

A victim of the Halloween celebration crowd is carried away in the Itaewon district of Seoul on October 30, 2022.

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Uniformed crime scene investigators carry plastic bags and collect items from the ground in a debris-filled alleyway

Crime scene investigators inspect the alley where a Halloween rush took place in Itaewon district of Seoul on October 30, 2022.

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Rescue workers transport a person on a stretcher

Rescue workers transport a victim in Seoul.

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A police officer in a yellow and green vest stands in red light on a street crowded with emergency vehicles

Police at the scene of a fatal stampede on October 30, 2022 in Seoul.

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A person's covered body is taken away on a stretcher

Workers roll away one of the dead killed during Halloween celebrations in Seoul’s Itaewon district on October 30, 2022.

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Bodies wrapped in sheets on a street surrounded by emergency services

The bodies of victims killed at a Halloween celebration lie covered with sheets on a street in Seoul’s Itaewon district on October 30, 2022.

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A jack-o'-lantern sits in an alley with other debris

A jack-o’-lantern lies amidst debris at the site where revelers were killed in a crowd on October 30, 2022 in Seoul.

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Revelers, some in costume, on a crowded street at night

Halloween revelers gather in Itaewon, Seoul, near the site of the deadly scramble, on October 30, 2022.

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