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S. Korean president apologizes for deadly Seoul Halloween crush

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  • On Monday, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol offered an apology for the deadly crowd crush that killed at least 156 people and injured 197 victims.
  • The Halloween crush happened on the night of Oct. 29, after thousands of partygoers flocked to a narrow alley in Seoul’s Itaewon district.
  • Yoon, whose approval rating dropped in the incident’s aftermath, denounced the authorities' poor handling of the incident and pledged that a thorough investigation will be conducted.
  • It was initially revealed that people had warned of an impending danger in the hours leading up to the tragedy.
  • Based on police data made public on Sunday, the first police squad to arrive at the scene showed up nearly 85 minutes after the deadly crush occurred.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has publicly apologized for the deadly crowd crush that killed at least 156 people and injured 197 victims.

The Halloween crush happened on the night of Oct. 29, after thousands of partygoers flocked to a narrow alley in Seoul’s Itaewon district.

Actor Yoon Hong-bin recalls administering CPR to Seoul crowd crush victim

  • South Korean actor Yoon Hong-bin shared his account of what happened in the Itaewon district on Oct. 29.
  • He recalled administering CPR to a victim at the Halloween crowd crush but was not able to save them.
  • Yoon said that the tragedy could have been prevented if police were deployed on the streets to guide people instead of at the roadside.
  • He urged authorities to identify the causes of the incident “so that it will not be repeated.”

South Korean actor Yoon Hong-bin recalled administering CPR to a victim at Itaewon’s Halloween crowd crush. 

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Yoon, 28, shared his account of what happened in the Itaewon district of Seoul on Oct. 29.