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The eyewitness called the possible reason for the large number of victims of the stampede in Seoul Russian news EN

Yonhap: Bars and shops kept people out who tried to escape during a stampede in Seoul

Establishments located near the place where the stampede occurred in Seouldid not let in people who tried to escape from the crowd, writes Yonhap News Agency.

According to one of the participants in the events, who did not wish to be named, during the stampede, people tried to get out of the dangerous alley through bars and shops, but the owners of the establishments did not allow them to do so. “It seems that there could have been fewer victims, as people tried to escape in nearby stores, but they were put back on the street, as the work time was over,” an eyewitness said about the possible reason for the large number of stampede victims.

Crush happened in a narrow alley near the Hamilton Hotel in the South Korean capital. About 100,000 people gathered for the Halloween celebration in the Itaewon area. Police reported the death of 151 people, 82 people were injured. Among dead – three Russians. AT South Korea until November 5 announced mourning.

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