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Seoul Police Headquarters Raided After Crowd Surge Deaths

  • Investigators also search police station near where 156 died
  • Authorities have acknowledged flaws in crowd control efforts
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A team of special investigators has raided the headquarters of the Seoul police force, a move that comes as authorities released records of frantic emergency calls warning that crowds of partygoers were growing dangerously large in the hours before a crush that killed at least 156 people. 

Eight locations were searched on Wednesday, the National Police Agency said in a text message. The raid targets included the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, the Yongsan district police station near where the deaths occurred and other agencies.