[From the scene] Somber atmosphere in Itaewon in aftermath of crowd surge disaster
Social affairsOct 30, 2022
The area around Itaewon in Yongsan-gu, central Seoul, full of excited Halloween partygoers on Saturday night, turned into a catastrophic scene in an instant. At least 153 people died and dozens were injured in a crowd crush that took place in a narrow alley near the neighborhood’s famous Hamilton Hotel. There were 3,580 cases of missing people as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to the center.