South Korea in shock as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge

South Korea in shock as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge

outh Korea is mourning the deaths of at least 151 people, mostly in their teens and 20s, who got trapped and crushed after a huge Halloween party crowd surged into a narrow alley in a nightlife district in Seoul.Tens of thousands of people were believed to have gathered in Itaewon for festivities on Saturday night.Witnesses say the streets were so densely clogged with people and slow-moving vehicles that it was practically impossible for emergency workers and ambulances to reach the alley near Hamilton Hotel, as the situation quickly developed into one of the country’s worst disasters in years.Officials say the death toll could grow as 24 people among the 104 being treated for injuries were in a critical condition.