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“Approx. 149 People Died in Accidents”: What Happened in Itaewon, Seoul

Witnesses to the ‘Itaewon incident’ reported that the accident occurred immediately after the appearance of renowned BJs… The police are looking into the cause

As 149 people were murdered in the stampede in Itaewon, Seoul, on October 29 evening, the police are reviewing CCTV footage from the scene to determine the cause.
As some witnesses have claimed that the situation in Itaewon grew chaotic after the presence of famous BJs, an investigation is anticipated.

According to a report by CBS Nocut News on October 30th, the authorities are investigating the cause of the “Halloween crushing tragedy” that occurred in Itaewon-dong, Yonsang-gu, on October 29th, believing it was due to a huge number of people congregating for event festivals.

During the ongoing inquiry, the authorities have not ruled out the likelihood that the disaster was caused by people falling to their deaths when a large crowd suddenly assembled in a short passageway of 4-5 meters.

Seoul Halloween crush: South Korean authorities investigate after 151 dead  in Itaewon | CNN

In particular, the authorities will investigate a series of witness statements claiming that “people flocked to the tiny lane once prominent BJs arrived on the site, and the disaster occurred shortly thereafter.” These BJs are individuals who work with Internet site activities.

A police official stated, “We dealt with the collision until sunrise. As soon as we complete this task, we will analyze the cause of the accident by evaluating CCTV footage from the time of the incident.

In response to rumors that his presence caused the crowd to become disorderly, BJ Kei stated via AfreecaTV, “Many people are stating that the accident occurred when a large number of people gathered because of me. Those who viewed my show would undoubtedly comprehend, but other people are actively circulating unfounded rumors and misleading information.”

News Source: DAUM