South Korea stampede death toll rises to 120 – fire authorities

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Stampede during Halloween festival in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – The number of deaths reported from a stampede in a central district of the South Korean capital Seoul has risen to 120, a fire official said.

The incident took place at about 10:20 p.m. (1320 GMT) as a large number of people fell down in a narrow alley during the Halloween events.

(Reporting by Soo-hyang Choi; Editing by Alison Williams)