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(ABC News)   Halloween festivities turn around 150 people into ghosts in Seoul   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2022-10-29 5:41:21 PM  
This was not a stampede this was a crowd crush

There are a lot of videos and pictures circulating right now, especially uncensored on Twitter.  Do not click them.  Many show people dying, one streamer filmed his last breaths live.
 
2022-10-29 6:14:58 PM  
It's in Seoul and you couldn't make a pun with Soul? Get outta here.
 
2022-10-29 6:15:11 PM  

Lighting: This was not a stampede this was a crowd crush

There are a lot of videos and pictures circulating right now, especially uncensored on Twitter.  Do not click them.  Many show people dying, one streamer filmed his last breaths live.


Yeah that's not something I need to see - it's enough to know it happened.  Plenty bad enough - I got no snark here
 
2022-10-29 6:16:46 PM  

Lighting: This was not a stampede this was a crowd crush

There are a lot of videos and pictures circulating right now, especially uncensored on Twitter.  Do not click them.  Many show people dying, one streamer filmed his last breaths live.


I clicked.  Rows of dead and dying people, really sad.
 
2022-10-29 6:19:53 PM  

Lighting: This was not a stampede this was a crowd crush

There are a lot of videos and pictures circulating right now, especially uncensored on Twitter.  Do not click them.  Many show people dying, one streamer filmed his last breaths live.


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2022-10-29 6:20:38 PM  

Lighting: This was not a stampede this was a crowd crush

There are a lot of videos and pictures circulating right now, especially uncensored on Twitter.  Do not click them.  Many show people dying, one streamer filmed his last breaths live.


Epic.
 
2022-10-29 6:26:42 PM  
Whatever this event was, it must have been 13.6 times as good as a Who concert.
 
2022-10-29 6:27:15 PM  
FTFA: The casualties occurred Saturday night in the Itaewon leisure district, when a large crowd pushed forward in the area's narrow alleys, according to witnesses.

I was wondering if it had to do with Itaewon and yup, sure did. When they're talking about narrow alleys they're talking about narrow alleys on long hills and they're relatively crowded on your standard Friday/Saturday nights with all the juicy girl bars and brothels. If something started rolling downhill in that type of scene I can easily see it taking out plenty of people, assuming that it was even more packed for Halloween festivities that could very easily turn horrifically ugly. With how close together that the alleys are, some panic starting in one would transfer over with no effort.
 
2022-10-29 6:29:05 PM  

mofa: Whatever this event was, it must have been 13.6 times as good as a Who concert.


I'm thinking a hot new toy for the holidays. I'm not clicking on anything about this so I guess I'll never know.
 
2022-10-29 6:30:22 PM  
You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.
 
2022-10-29 6:31:51 PM  
Travis Scott opened an Astroworld in Seoul?
 
2022-10-29 6:32:29 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.


You didn't work in Thunderdome or nuclear holocaust? For shame
 
2022-10-29 6:34:54 PM  
I can tell I'm old because I can't believe the US thinks it is appropriate to send official offers of condolences and support over twitter.
 
2022-10-29 6:36:08 PM  
I guess there's Best Korea and Pressed Korea.

/bad joke
//those poor people
///RIP
 
2022-10-29 6:36:35 PM  

erewhon the opinionated: It's in Seoul and you couldn't make a pun with Soul? Get outta here.


Maybe the pun is too obvious.  That's at least my reasoning for my submission losing out to this one.
 
2022-10-29 6:37:55 PM  

KB202: I can tell I'm old because I can't believe the US thinks it is appropriate to send official offers of condolences and support over twitter.


You think that's bad? You should see what we've sent N Korea...
 
2022-10-29 6:38:06 PM  
I guess they're now ready for All Seouls Day.
 
2022-10-29 6:38:08 PM  
Yeah not clicking on any on-scene videos. So sorry for those ... kids ... essentially.

Stay away from standing crowds as this is always a risk. Those concerts with standing room only? Hell no. High density events like this? Same thing. If I don't have an out I won't be there.
 
2022-10-29 6:40:21 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.


How drunk are you right now?
 
2022-10-29 6:44:10 PM  
Go Chu Jang is made from people!

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2022-10-29 6:44:26 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.


I have found myself to be a natural people repellent. It has kept me safe for 50 years, so I'm looking forward to another 50!
 
2022-10-29 6:44:52 PM  
It seems like they need to put a crowd capacity on those streets, at the very least for events like this. I looked up the Astrodome disaster and that was 10 people - and we consider that a big deal. I can't imagine how bad the conditions were to even GET to 15x that.

I've been on a couple super packed trains but for people to be dying is just unbelievable.
 
2022-10-29 6:46:25 PM  
Horrible. At least we got a green on on of the proposed threads finally.
 
2022-10-29 6:50:05 PM  
Ffs just a picture of the front was enough. They were so packed together they couldn't be budged.
 
2022-10-29 6:50:56 PM  

Loucifer: Go Chu Jang is made from people!

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Hehe

Wang
 
2022-10-29 6:51:10 PM  
Okay, here are a few photos of some of those narrow alleys in Itaewon and the hills they're on. Not exactly difficult to see how something going downhill could go bad with a quickness when you've got nowhere to go.

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2022-10-29 6:54:08 PM  
Here's something we don't usually think of as of having their own states of matter...
Human beings
How Many States Of Matter Are There?
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2022-10-29 6:57:46 PM  
I was there and ate on part of that square at the BBQ place recently. That section is a mix of small alleyways that just can't handle that level of people especially near the subway line. I've seen the videos from it and just sad and terrifying. That's a great area but not closing the main drag to traffic as an open space was awful here.
 
2022-10-29 6:58:05 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.


I just spent the last week in crowds, from airplanes to offices to tourist attractions. No one died. No one got sick. It's just life out there bud, you should go live it.
 
2022-10-29 7:00:32 PM  

Grumpy Cat: I guess there's Best Korea and Pressed Korea.

/bad joke
//those poor people
///RIP


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2022-10-29 7:09:57 PM  
I cannot deal with the type of crowd size like that. It gets me on the panicky side. My treshold is when you stop moving through the crowd and the crowd starts moving you. Seeing this, I realize that its not panic I feel, its self preservation taking over imo.
 
2022-10-29 7:11:40 PM  
 
2022-10-29 7:18:13 PM  
Dreadful.

I was at a Smashing Pumpkins concert years ago, and 20-30 minutes into the show - to back up, I was on dead center on the rail -- moved back because of the sheer crush we were getting upfront.  I was maybe 10-15 yards from teh stage, and literally could not move my arms.  the sea of people ebbed and flowed, such that at times I could pick up my feet (the only parts of my body I could move) and the crowd would move 3-4' this or that way.  i remember thinking, "what if someone falls?"  absolutely drenched in sweat, not a stitch of clothing on my body was dry, I somehow pushed my way out.
 
2022-10-29 7:18:38 PM  
This is so sad.
 
2022-10-29 7:18:57 PM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.

How drunk are you right now?


Not drunk enough to think that crowds are safer than staying home.
 
2022-10-29 7:21:30 PM  
Quietly pulled from shelves.

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2022-10-29 7:21:33 PM  
Back in my bar hopping days we'd enter some bars and find them packed shoulder to shoulder, too loud to talk, and choked with cigarette smoke.  The girls in the group would insist on staying, like they HAD to be seen at these places.  I would just leave and find a better, perhaps less happening spot.  I feel like this is one of those scenes I'd arrive at and be like um...no.
 
2022-10-29 7:21:41 PM  

phimuskapsi: AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.

I just spent the last week in crowds, from airplanes to offices to tourist attractions. No one died. No one got sick. It's just life out there bud, you should go live it.


No one died yet.  Unless the virus has teleportation tech, the only place you can get the virus or crushed by a crowd is in a crowd.  I haven't been crushed by a crowd in my home either.  So are you saying being home alone is just as safe as being in a rabid crowd of 100k people?
 
2022-10-29 7:23:34 PM  
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2022-10-29 7:24:33 PM  
Will Ripley
@willripleyCNN
These pics taken by Song Sehyun, 22-year-old who was attending the Halloween party in Seoul's Itaewon nightclub district. You can see how packed the streets were a couple of hours before the deadly crush that killed at least 120 people. Two of his friends, Americans, are missing.
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2022-10-29 7:24:49 PM  

Grumpy Cat: I guess there's Best Korea and Pressed Korea.

/bad joke
//those poor people
///RIP


At least the frotteurs died happy.
 
2022-10-29 7:29:45 PM  

Tracianne: You can see how packed the streets were a couple of hours before the deadly crush that killed at least 120 people


yeeesh.  "Dude isn't this party amazing?  this is insane!  Look at these crowds!"

2 hours later later.....
 
2022-10-29 7:30:41 PM  

Tracianne: Will Ripley
@willripleyCNN
These pics taken by Song Sehyun, 22-year-old who was attending the Halloween party in Seoul's Itaewon nightclub district. You can see how packed the streets were a couple of hours before the deadly crush that killed at least 120 people. Two of his friends, Americans, are missing.
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Authorities should have been doing crowd control.  These deaths are 100% their fault.
 
2022-10-29 7:39:07 PM  
My brother and I developed a phrase for too-crowded places, long before the pandemic:

Ugh - people.

I think it was during the holidays at a mall. Now, w one of us utters, "Ugh, people," and the other replies on kind, with a nod.

We then leave.
 
2022-10-29 7:39:29 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Authorities should have been doing crowd control. These deaths are 100% their fault.


Compare this to how Halloween is handled in Shibuya Japan; still ridiculous amounts of people, but there are cops and emergency personnel everywhere.
 
2022-10-29 7:48:00 PM  

RagnarD: Grumpy Cat: I guess there's Best Korea and Pressed Korea.

/bad joke
//those poor people
///RIP

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다람쥐 견과류가있는 웹 사이트에 오신 것을 환영합니다.
 
2022-10-29 7:49:30 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: phimuskapsi: AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.

I just spent the last week in crowds, from airplanes to offices to tourist attractions. No one died. No one got sick. It's just life out there bud, you should go live it.

No one died yet.  Unless the virus has teleportation tech, the only place you can get the virus or crushed by a crowd is in a crowd.  I haven't been crushed by a crowd in my home either.  So are you saying being home alone is just as safe as being in a rabid crowd of 100k people?


If you are worried about your safety to this level, I imagine not only do you not leave your house, you are a complete shut in. I go to football games that have 65,000 rabid fans screaming and it's perfectly safe. I've been in NYC subways packed to the brim so much that the doors barely close. Ran the track once with thousands of others after a big F1 race win for Michael Schumacher.

It's not 100000 in a spot the size of a house, it's 100000 spread out over a large area. 150 died, meaning you had a 0.15% chance of dying even during the stampede (and that is ignoring tweaked values based on fitness and ability to keep up) - or in medical terms a death rate of 150 per 100,000. You have a greater chance of dying of heart disease (again based on overall health) than this (166.2 / 100k in 2020). and just a slightly lower chance of dying from cancer (144.1 / 100k).
 
2022-10-29 7:50:40 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: You know what would have stopped this?  Staying farking locked down.  This was a farking crowd.  That is where death resides.  By crushing and by virus.

If you want to be safe, lock the fark down.


THIS!
 
2022-10-29 7:51:35 PM  

phimuskapsi: meaning you had a 0.15% chance of dying even during the stampede


Also, let's be clear here. Stampede events are very rare (outside of the Middle East of course), and require very specific conditions to happen. Large protests, gatherings and so on happen routinely, from things like Presidential Inaugurations and Million Mom's marches.

Crowds are generally nothing to fear, fear and idiots (as per usual) are.
 
2022-10-29 7:53:05 PM  

SurelyShirley: RagnarD: Grumpy Cat: I guess there's Best Korea and Pressed Korea.

/bad joke
//those poor people
///RIP

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다람쥐 견과류가있는 웹 사이트에 오신 것을 환영합니다.


Welcome to the website with squirrel nuts 😹
 
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