national

S Korea, Japan Halloween accident victims' families promote support, exchanges

13 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

13 Comments

Comments have been disabled You can no longer respond to this thread.

Halloween is for children not adults.

"Trick or treat, smell my feet. 

Give me something good to eat. 

If you don't, I won't be sad. 

I'll just make you wish you had!"

Halloween rhymes

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Halloween is about getting drunk before Christmas and getting drunk before New Years

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

It is said President Yoon did not take the same precautions as his predecessors regarding assigning staff to do crowd control to the area where the overcrowding occurred.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I was in Itaewon dong in a Hotel room when this tragic (not sure how to word it) happened . I was not there for the festivities. But for Immigration business'. Looking out of Hotle window. It was like looking at fluid colorful water in motion. Like the ocean. Waves and waves of people moving to go no where fast. Then it was like Dominos. I did not understand what was happening until rescue started to try to enter. It was like quick sand. Your moving but going no where but down. Young woman took the brunt of it. I did not sleep well that night.

The walk out of the area was disturbing the morning after.

This was some how preventable and I highly doubt Seoul will see it again. I understand Japanese culture a great deal. But I do not know enough of the Korean culture and her laws to determine on my own accord or thought process. How it could have been adverted. I just do not know. Road blocks or directional paths I do not think would have helped. Rather limiting the amount of people in the area maybe would be better idea..

3 ( +4 / -1 )

In South Korea, there remain calls for more fact-finding about the Halloween crush on Oct. 29, 2022, and greater efforts to hold accountable those who were responsible.

And they are completely justified, a completely foreseeable and preventable tragedy was let to happen by sheer stupidity and negligence, letting lives being lost not only for failing to prepare on time for the huge accumulation of people but also for not reacting on time once it became obvious the huge scale of the problem.

People that assumed authority also have the responsibility of acting protecting the people in situations like these, so they should be punished because of their actions that caused injuries and deaths.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Countermeasures were taken in Japan, but it will be repeated again in South Korea. why? In South Korea, even if an accident occurs, the person responsible is pursued, but no countermeasures are taken. There have been major accidents every ten years, but there has been no improvement at all.

It is abnormal for Koreans to hold the president responsible for the accident on Halloween. At most, it would be the responsibility of the chief of the police station who neglected security. There were also voices questioning the president's response during the Sewol Incident, but I don't think the president is responsible for any accidents that occur.

I think we should avoid the same thing happening again in the next few years or decades...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I saw the video's of after these incidents, they were horrific. The response by senior police officials was deplorable.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It wasn’t a stampede that killed them but it was an induced heart attack. It is impossible for people to suffer heart attacks at the same time. If their bodies underwent autopsy, you wouldn’t see any injuries from a stampede. The 5G radio waves was used to activate the graphene oxide that was inside the bodies of victims who got them through the C19 bioweapon shot.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

It wasn’t a stampede that killed them but it was an induced heart attack. It is impossible for people to suffer heart attacks at the same time. If their bodies underwent autopsy, you wouldn’t see any injuries from a stampede. The 5G radio waves was used to activate the graphene oxide that was inside the bodies of victims who got them through the C19 bioweapon shot.

If only they had wrapped their heads in tinfoil, they could have protected themselves from all this.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

This unfortunate, unforeseeable event will have everlasting effects.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This unfortunate, unforeseeable event will have everlasting effects.

The experts in public safety clearly say this was complete foreseable, that is why the authorities have to assume responsibility for not doing something to prevent preventable unnecessary deaths.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The experts in public safety clearly say this was complete foreseable, that is why the authorities have to assume responsibility for not doing something to prevent preventable unnecessary deaths.

Wrong. Just chirping in with your personal opinion proves nothing.

Well, it does prove something . . .

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Wrong. Just chirping in with your personal opinion proves nothing.

Yet you bring no reference at all to disprove this well known fact. Theirs are not just personal opinions but actual professional ones.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/01/how-do-crowd-crushes-happen-stampede-myth-what-happened-in-the-seoul-itaewon-halloween-crush

Crowd crushes are wholly preventable, predictable and avoidable, experts say.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites