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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 11:59 am    Post subject: South Korean Halloween stampede

146 dead and counting.
Makes anybody nervous to be in a crowded setting.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-dozens-cardiac-arrest-seoul-151950931.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:15 pm    Post subject:

Hard to comprehend. Articles a bit unclear - maybe I skimmed too much - but why did the stampede start? Usually there’s an inciting event - say someone thinks they hear a gun go off and people start rushing, then madness takes over - but I don’t think the article stated anything of the sort. What triggered the initial surge?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:27 pm    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
Hard to comprehend. Articles a bit unclear - maybe I skimmed too much - but why did the stampede start? Usually there’s an inciting event - say someone thinks they hear a gun go off and people start rushing, then madness takes over - but I don’t think the article stated anything of the sort. What triggered the initial surge?


it said narrow bridge
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:00 pm    Post subject:

This is terrible. Saw few reports and it seems to be just from being over crowded in a narrow place.

I remember I was at Disneyland years ago on fourth of July watching the fireworks. I was at the square and it was way over crowded. I was thinking things can get really intense with all the people around. It's really scary. Thank goodness nothing happened though.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:38 pm    Post subject:

wow, sounds like the soccer match stampede. Estimates are over 100k people were there.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFQzBnihvMI

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Lqp6nZ5_0

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYfxZm0qgQ0
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:25 pm    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
wow, sounds like the soccer match stampede. Estimates are over 100k people were there.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFQzBnihvMI

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Lqp6nZ5_0

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYfxZm0qgQ0


The videos bring it home. I could see some situations here where it could happen. I know West Hollywood has a huge Halloween carnival but I guess thats cancelled for 2022 as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:45 pm    Post subject:

Itaewon always sucks.

May the deceased rest in peace and the injured recover well.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 11:09 pm    Post subject:

I was there last night. There was no “stampede”. It’s just thousands a of people crammed into small alleyways throughout the area. I barely survived myself. Took about an hour to get from the station exit to a bar called Thursday Party, which is probably like 100 feet away. Saw at least a dozen bodies last night. Absolutely tragic
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:31 am    Post subject:

BigBallerBrand wrote:
I was there last night. There was no “stampede”. It’s just thousands a of people crammed into small alleyways throughout the area. I barely survived myself. Took about an hour to get from the station exit to a bar called Thursday Party, which is probably like 100 feet away. Saw at least a dozen bodies last night. Absolutely tragic

Jesus Christo! Thank God you survived. How horrific.

There's a lot of great things about how Seoul was redeveloped after the wars, but some of the less glamorous neighborhoods they inadvertently created have become real rabbit warrens.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:26 am    Post subject:

BigBallerBrand wrote:
I was there last night. There was no “stampede”. It’s just thousands a of people crammed into small alleyways throughout the area. I barely survived myself. Took about an hour to get from the station exit to a bar called Thursday Party, which is probably like 100 feet away. Saw at least a dozen bodies last night. Absolutely tragic


wow, glad you're ok, horrible
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