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World Leaders Grieve Deadly Halloween Crowd Surge in Seoul

The site of a deadly stampede in the Itaewon district of Seoul. 

The site of a deadly stampede in the Itaewon district of Seoul. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong (AP) -- World leaders expressed sadness and condolences after at least 151 people were killed in a crowd surge Saturday night in Seoul, South Korea.

The tragedy occurred in Seoul’s Itaewon district during Halloween festivities when a huge crowd surged into a narrow downhill alley. At least 82 others were injured in the South Korea’s deadliest accident in years.