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South Korean, Indonesian police slammed for fatal crowd crushes

Mass shooting by Thai ex-cop also raises questions over law enforcement

October saw fatal crushes at a soccer stadium in Indonesia, left, and a Halloween parade in South Korea, center, as well as mass shooting in Thailand by a former police officer. (Source photos by Reuters)

SEOUL -- A series of disasters across Asia last month has shone a harsh spotlight on the operating procedures and reputations of police forces in the region.

October saw fatal crushes at a soccer stadium in Indonesia and a Halloween parade in South Korea, as well as mass shooting in Thailand by a former police officer -- all tragedies that were preventable.

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