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Death toll from Halloween crowd crush rises to 157

All News 20:50 November 11, 2022

By Kim Han-joo

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Yonhap) -- The death toll from the crowd crush in Seoul's Itaewon neighborhood increased by one to 157, authorities said Friday.

The additional victim is a soldier who was pronounced brain dead and donated his organs.

A total of 131 South Koreans and 26 foreigners were killed during the crowd surge in the popular nightlife district of Itaewon on Oct. 29, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said.

Funeral procedures of 130 South Koreans were completed and the bodies of 23 foreign nationals were sent to their home countries, it said.

Out of 192 people injured, 11 are still being treated at hospitals, the authorities said.


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