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AT LEAST 154 PEOPLE DEAD IN STAMPEDE AT HALLOWEEN PARTIES IN SOUTH KOREA

Update: The death toll has since risen to at least 154.

At least 59 people have been confirmed dead, and another 150 injures following a stampede at Halloween parties in Itaewon, Seoul.

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The incident took place on 29 October near the Hamilton Hotel, with more than 100,000 in the affected area at the time, according to The Korea Herald.

People were seen standing in close proximity to each other in the crowds during the parties, and were purportedly crushed to death after the stampede broke out.

Many suffered cardiac arrests, while videos emerged online showing rescue workings trying to free those who were pinned under other people.

The National Fire Agency said that 21 people were sent to the hospital for cardiac arrests, while the total estimated casualty is 100 (along with the 59 confirmed casualties).

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The rescue workers were also seen performing CPR on dozens of the victims in attempts to revive them, and 142 firefighting vehicles were deployed to the scene.

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