Flowers and pictures placed in tribute to victims of the Seoul Halloween stampede are seen on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Flowers and pictures placed in tribute to victims of the Seoul Halloween stampede are seen on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korea

South Korea cancels festivals, concerts, gatherings, sales in wake of deadly Halloween crush

  • Asia’s fourth-largest economy has entered a week-long period of national mourning following the deadly crowd crush in Seoul on Saturday night
  • But analysts fear the slump in sentiment caused by the outpouring of grief may bring a lasting impact at a time when growth was already slowing

Flowers and pictures placed in tribute to victims of the Seoul Halloween stampede are seen on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Flowers and pictures placed in tribute to victims of the Seoul Halloween stampede are seen on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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