Itaewon Crowd Surge Kills 154, Injures 132: Most Victims Identified, Including 26 Foreign Nationals

Updates came from the South Korean Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.

 As of November 1 (KST), the CDSCHQ announced that the Itaewon crowd surge has killed 156 and injured 151—leaving 29 in critical condition.

According to the South Korean Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (CDSCHQ), as of October 30, 11PM Korea time, the Itaewon crowd surge has killed 154 people and injured 132. Out of the 132 injured, 36 remain in critical condition.

The alley where the crowd surge took place. | SisaIN

Since the CDSCHQ’s 6PM update, the number of deaths has increased by one. 98 of the 154 deceased have been identified as female, and 56 as male. The latest death toll includes 11 in their teens, 103 in their 20s, 30 in their 30s, eight in their 40s, one in their 50s, and one unknown. Other than the one unknown, all of the late victims have been identified and connected with their families.

26 foreign nationals have lost their lives to the incident: five from Iran, four from China, four from Russia, two from the United States, two from Japan, and one each from France, Australia, Norway, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, and Sri Lanka.

Koreans gathering at Itaewon Station Exit 1 to mourn the deaths. | Yonhap

South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol has declared a national mourning period to run through November 5, ordering flags at government buildings and public offices to fly at half-mast. Seoul has set up mourning altars around the capital—including at Seoul Plaza and at Itaewon Plaza.

South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol | News1

Our deepest condolences to the victims’ families.

Source: Hani

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