On October 29, a night when the streets of South Korea's capital Seoul were packed with Halloween revellers, 158 people were crushed to death in a narrow alley and nearly 200 others were injured. Most of the victims were in their twenties and thirties and had come to the popular nightlife district of Itaewon to enjoy the first Covid curbs-free Halloween festivities in three years.
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Witnesses said the narrow alleys of Seoul's Itaewon district could not accommodate the thousands of revelers and authorities had not prepared a crowd-control plan.
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President Trump welcomed children of some of the White House reporters at the Oval Office on Friday for an early Halloween celebration.
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