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Itaewon tragedy: One month on, search for blame continues

South Korean police and lawmakers probe Halloween crowd crush as initial shock wanes

Women mourn at the scene of a deadly crowd crush a month ago in Seoul.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- One month since the Halloween crowd crush in Itaewon, law enforcement and lawmakers in South Korea are each pushing their own investigations into the cause of the tragedy.

Annual Halloween festivities turned deadly in Seoul's popular nightlife district on Oct. 29 as thousands of revelers crowded into a narrow alleyway lined with restaurants and bars. The crush killed 158 people, including 26 foreign nationals.

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