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According to the authorities, about 100,000 people took part in the event. People. The crowd rushed across the narrow street near the Hamilton Hotel, the main venue for the event. Details of the accident are still under investigation. Some local media reports said the crowd was crushed after a large number of people rushed to a bar after news of an unidentified famous person appearing in it. However, this information is unconfirmed.
120 people were killed, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Another 100 people were injured, some of them seriously. It is possible that the number of victims will increase even more.
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More than 800 emergency workers from across the country, including all available staff in Seoul, have been deployed to the streets to rescue the wounded.
South Korean President Jeon Seok-gyeol issued a statement urging services to provide immediate treatment to the injured and review the safety of the celebration venues. He also instructed the Ministry of Health to urgently deploy medical teams to the crash site and secure beds at a nearby hospital.
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Please be aware that the rescue videos below contain scenes that may be uncomfortable for vulnerable people to watch.
Horrific scenes in the streets of Seoul.
More recordings appear on the web.
There are also videos that show the busy moment that is likely to lead to a lot of people needing help. Because of the horrific images we do not publish in the article.
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