Seoul Halloween crush: Emergency services at the scene of South Korea party disaster

Fire crews and other emergency services arrived at the scene of the Halloween party disaster in Seoul, South Korea, that may have left dozens dead. The disaster unfolded late at night on Saturday 29 October, when an estimated 100,000 revellers packed the popular nightlife district of Itaewon for one of the largest social gatherings since the pandemic started. Authorities have reported dozens of people in cardiac arrest, something they typically do for deaths. Chaos unfolded as crowds surged through a narrow street, crushing hundreds of people. Footage filmed by a Thai tourist in the country showed fire crews at the scene. The filmer also witnessed people trying to escape the crush and paramedics performing CPR on some of its victims. President Yoon Suk-Yeol ordered a disaster response team to go to Itaewon.