Tragedy struck in Seoul, capital of South Korea on Saturday night after a stampede occurred in a Halloween street party held at the leisure district of Itaewonwhich.
More than 59 of the over 100,000 people at the event are feared dead.
Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department, confirmed the incident to BBC.
“Death toll could grow as emergency workers were continuing to transport the injured to hospitals across Seoul,” Seong-beom said.
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The fire chief disclosed that 13 of the dead people have been sent to hospitals while 46 others are still on the streets.
South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol has called an emergency meeting regarding the incident.