LIVE: At least 149 people dead after a Halloween crowd surge in Seoul, South Korea

Published October 29, 2022 at 4:44 PM EDT
Ambulances arrive at the scene of a stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea. Officials on Sunday said more than 100 people were killed.
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Ambulances arrive at the scene of a stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea. Officials on Sunday said more than 100 people were killed.

Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea, became a nightmare after a stampede broke out in the capital city's Itaewon district. Here's what we know so far:

  • At least 149 people were killed and 76 others injured, according to the Seoul fire department
  • An estimated 100,000 people had been gathered in Itaewon, a popular nightlife district for Halloween festivities
  • More than 1,700 response personnel from across the country were deployed, including about 520 firefighters, 1,100 police officers and 70 government workers.

It's still unclear what led the crowd to surge. Follow our live updates below.