All on-line speculations concerning the incident doubtlessly being drug-related have additionally been denied.
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In the newest reside briefing on the Itaewon website of the tragic Halloween emergency, the South Korean National Fire Agency confirmed that there have been 146 confirmed deaths and 150 injured.
Choi Sung Bum, the top firefighter of the Yongsan Fire Station, reported that “the numbers have increased because the rescues have been hospitalized, and we have received updates on their statuses from the hospitals.” Choi additionally confirmed, “Though we will have to continue to investigate, it seems the incident was caused by a stampede in the alleyway.”
The personnel dispatched to the scene have accomplished three rounds of searches round Itaewon. Choi confirmed there haven’t been different rescues within the further search rounds. KCSI on the scene are engaged on figuring out the victims.
Meanwhile, head detective Choi Eul Chun on the Yongsan Police Station denied all on-line speculations concerning the incident doubtlessly being drug associated, as of now.