A number of people are feared to have died after crushes among huge Halloween crowds in a popular nightlife area of South Korea’s capital.
Emergency officials said dozens were in cardiac arrest after revellers thronged Seoul’s Itaewon district.
Videos from the scene show body bags on the streets, emergency workers performing CPR, and rescuers trying to pull people trapped beneath others.
There were reportedly 100,000 revellers in the area celebrating the first outdoor no-mask Halloween event since the pandemic.
Social media messages posted earlier in the evening show some people remarking that the Itaewon area was so crowded that it felt unsafe.