10 things you need to know today: October 30, 2022

Death toll rises beyond 150 in South Korean Halloween disaster, Biden criticizes Russian move to suspend Ukrainian grain deal, and more

South Korean flags fly at hall-staff following a human crash in Seoul.
(Image credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

1. Death toll rises beyond 150 in South Korean Halloween disaster

More than 150 people are confirmed dead, and hundreds more suffered grave injuries following a human crush accident at a Halloween festival in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday. The incident occurred in the city's Itaewon District, one of the hubs of Seoul's nightlife. According to reports, the crush began when throngs of people began filing into a narrow alley near one of the district's most popular hotels, resulting in people being trampled and suffocated as they struggled to free themselves. Video of the incident showed a massive response by police, fire, and rescue personnel, many of whom could be seen treating injured festival-goers on the ground. Officials said the death toll may continue to rise.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us