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Amusement Parks And Local Governments Cancel Halloween Events In Light Of The Itaewon Tragedy

Popular sights equivalent to Everland are canceling occasions out of respect.

Amusement parks and native governments are canceling Halloween occasions following the tragic occasions that not too long ago came about in Itaewon, Seoul.

On October 29, an estimated 100,000 individuals gathered in Itaewon to have a good time Halloween. It was the primary large-scale occasion after social distancing and masks mandates have been lifted. Without the required crowd management, issues shortly devolved right into a state of emergency after numerous individuals have been trapped in the course of a crowd surge in a slender alley that spanned not more than 4 meters in width.

Emergency responders working to succeed in the group surge victims | @hyunsuinseoul/Twitter

Many individuals started to suffocate and undergo from cardiac arrest, finally resulting in the deaths of not less than 153 individuals as of this writing. Many civilians have been praised for stepping in to assist carry out CPR on the victims, as ambulances and firefighters had problem reaching them as a result of unaware party-goers. As of October 30, Seoul has obtained 3,580 lacking particular person experiences.

In mild of the tragedy, President Yoon Suk Yeol has introduced {that a} interval of nationwide mourning will likely be noticed till November 5, throughout which many public and media occasions will likely be canceled.

President Yoon Suk Yeol at media briefing

So far, this has included Okay-Pop occasions and releases that have been scheduled for this weekend in addition to the airing of TV exhibits equivalent to Running Man, which BTS‘s Jin was set to appear in.

South Korea’s well-liked amusement parks have additionally canceled main Halloween occasions that have been deliberate for this weekend. Parks like Everland and Lotte World are extremely well-liked websites in Okay-Pop, as idols typically shoot fan-favorite content material there. Most not too long ago, for instance, NCT DREAM shot their new actuality collection in Everland, titling the present DREAM in Everland.

NCT DREAM in Everland | @ nct_dream/Instagram

As the most well-liked amusement park within the nation, Everland has canceled all its deliberate Halloween actions, together with a parade, avenue performances, and firework exhibits. Originally, the park had a Halloween program that was scheduled to happen over the course of 80 days till November 20, all of which has now been scrapped.

The Itaewon alley, the place the group surge came about.

Lotte World, which can also be a significant attraction amongst South Korean amusement parks, has canceled all its deliberate actions as nicely, together with its Halloween Festival.

Additionally, native governments have hastened to cancel occasions equivalent to festivals and avenue performances out of respect for the victims in Itaewon. They have additionally had emergency conferences to debate security measures for public occasions.

Read additional about what occurred in Itaewon proper right here.

What Happened? A Closer Look Inside The Shocking Itaewon Halloween Emergency

Itaewon Halloween Emergency



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