Seoul creates memorial at site of deadly 2022 Halloween crowd crush

Seoul (AFP) – Ahead of the one year anniversary of the Halloween tragedy in South Korea’s Seoul, the narrow alleyway where nearly 160 people were crushed to death has been designated a “Memorial Alley”. On 29 October 2022, tens of thousands of people — mostly in their 20s and 30s — had been out to enjoy the country’s first post-pandemic holiday celebrations but the night turned deadly in Seoul’s Itaewon district with no effective crowd control and bungled official responses to calls for help.


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