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South Korea declares national period of mourning after Halloween crowd crush kills 151

Sky News Sunday, 30 October 2022
South Korea declares national period of mourning after Halloween crowd crush kills 151South Korea's president has declared a national period of mourning over a stampede during Halloween festivities - as the number of deaths has risen to 151.
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South Korea Mourns and Investigates , Deadly Halloween Crowd Surge. NBC News reports that on Oct. 29, nearly 100,000 people gathered in the district of Itaewon for South Korea's largest Halloween celebration since the onset of the pandemic. A crowd surge began in a narrow alleyway and led to the...

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