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At least 154 killed in South Korea Halloween crowd crush

Yoon declares mourning period as authorities investigate cause

A street in Seoul's Itaewon district is pictured full of Halloween revelers before a stampede killed and injured hundreds.   © Yonhap/Reuters

SEOUL -- At least 154 people were killed in Seoul on Saturday night as Halloween revelers crushed their way into a small alley in the city's Itaewon district, fire authorities said on Sunday.

Officials said that they got the first emergency call at 10:15 p.m. Among the victims, nearly a hundred were women while over 50 were men, and most were in their 20s and 30s. Another 149 people were injured as partygoers fell and were trampled.

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