Seoul Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon kills not less than 151

On Saturday — in what seems to be one of many deadliest disasters in South Korea since 2014 — practically 150 individuals have been killed in a crowd crush throughout Halloween celebrations in Itaewon, the primary large-scale partying for the vacation because the pandemic started.

The occasion will be described as a crowd crush or surge, however not a stampede, stated G. Keith Nonetheless, a crowd security skilled and visiting professor of crowd science on the College of Suffolk in England. A crush or surge occurs when persons are packed collectively in a confined house and there’s motion akin to pushing that causes the gang to fall over. Basically, Nonetheless stated, a “domino effect.”