Most of the killed and wounded in Seoul
young people between the ages of 18 and 30, with approx
two-thirds of them were women, a spokesman for the rescue services in Seoul
Trend reported on Sunday, citing TASS.
“A total of 233 people were injured in the incident, of which 151
died and 82 were injured. Most of the dead are teenagers and
persons under 30, which is 54 men and 97 women,” he said. The Savior
indicated that this share was probably due to more
fragile construction of young girls compared to men.
According to the latest data, three Russian women were among them
dead. A total of 19 foreigners died, including citizens of
China, Uzbekistan and Norway.
Itaewon is known as one of the hubs of nightlife in Seoul. Dozens of
thousands of young people went to the area on Saturday to celebrate
Halloween, as this year was the first time in three years that
pandemic-related restrictions were lifted.
The stampede began around 10:20 p.m. local time on Saturday
one of the congested narrow streets. According to several media outlets
outlets, the stampede may have been prompted by rumors that a
the popular k-pop singer was seen at one of the bars. Following
these rumours, many people rushed to the street where this bar was
to see the star According to eyewitnesses, there were heaps
slippery litter on the ground. As a result, people began to fall
and others walked on them.