Dozens of people were treated with cardiac arrest in Seoul on Saturday during Halloween celebrations, South Korean firefighters said.
A fire department spokesman confirmed the incident, saying 140 ambulances had been dispatched to the scene to attend to the victims. About 50 people suffered cardiac arrest in the Itaewon district, where thousands of people were celebrating Halloween, according to the Yonhap news agency.
The victims appear to have been caught up in crowd movements in this district where Halloween celebrations gather large numbers of people in the South Korean capital.
Video shows many people receiving CPR after stampede at Halloween party in Itaewon, Seoul; number of victims not yet known
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Photographs released by Yonhap showed more than a dozen people lying in a street, rescuers assisting them as police cordoned off the crowds.
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