CNA – The first call from the Itaewon area to South Korean police came at 6.34pm last Saturday, about four hours before a Halloween crowd in the nightlife district turned into a deadly situation.
The caller warned of a dangerous number of people jostling along a narrow alleyway, and urged the police to enforce crowd control before things went wrong.
“It’s a narrow alley. People are lining up outside the club, those coming up from Itaewon Station and those going out to the street. Because they are all squeezed together, people can get crushed to death. You need to control the people on the driveway,” said a caller to the emergency line, according to a transcript of the call log seen by CNA.
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin