An altar for the victims of the Halloween crowd crush near its site in Seoul’s Itaewon district. Photo: Kyodo
An altar for the victims of the Halloween crowd crush near its site in Seoul’s Itaewon district. Photo: Kyodo
South Korea

Botched response blamed for deadly Seoul Halloween crush, 23 officials face charges

  • South Korea’s police concluded a months-long investigation into the tragedy that killed 159 people in the Itaewon nightlife district
  • The inquiry found authorities misjudged the situation and delayed sharing information, leading to large casualties

An altar for the victims of the Halloween crowd crush near its site in Seoul’s Itaewon district. Photo: Kyodo
An altar for the victims of the Halloween crowd crush near its site in Seoul’s Itaewon district. Photo: Kyodo
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