[Global Network Express] On the evening of the 29th local time, a large-scale stampede occurred in Itaewon, Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea. According to the latest news from the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 30th, the Russian Embassy in Seoul told the media that a Russian citizen was killed in the accident and another Russian citizen was hospitalized with injuries.
“One Russian woman died and the other (wounded) is in the hospital. We are in contact with the families of the victims and we are waiting for police information about the women who died,” the Russian embassy in South Korea said.
On the evening of the 29th local time, a large-scale stampede accident occurred in Itaewon, Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea. According to the latest news from the South Korean Fire Department on the 30th, the stampede accident has caused 151 deaths and 82 injuries. Yonhap news agency said 19 foreigners were among the 151 dead.
According to previous media reports, witnesses described that about 100,000 people attended festival parties in the Itaewon-dong area on the evening of the 29th. The stampede happened in a narrow alley next to a hotel, and the scene was crowded with people. After someone in the front fell, the stream of people behind followed, resulting in a serious stampede. On the 29th, it was the weekend. According to the statistics of the South Korean police, more than 100,000 people came to party here. Some media said that this accident is the largest casualty accident in South Korea since the sinking of the “Shiyue” passenger ship in 2014.