The Yongsan Fire Station has since updated the numbers to 146 dead, 150 injured.
In a live briefing at the Itaewon site of the tragic Halloween emergency, the South Korean National Fire Agency confirmed that there have been 120 confirmed deaths and 100 injured. MBC has reported that most confirmed dead are female persons in their 20s.
The head firefighter of the Yongsan Fire Station also commented that “the number of casualties will rise, as some of the rescued individuals who have been hospitalized are in critical condition.” All personnel in Itaewon is currently searching for additional rescues in the areas around the Hamilton Hotel.
Yongsan Fire Station commented, “The firefighters are working on identifying the victims.”
The Yongsan Fire Station shot down the groundless online speculations that there has been a gas leak.