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After a deadly crowd surge at a Seoul Halloween event left at least 156 people dead, special investigators are raiding the city’s police headquarters. Records released of emergency calls warning that the crowds of Halloween party-goers were becoming too big, prompted the investigation as authorities say police had four hours of advanced warning. Eight locations were searched including the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency and the Yongsan district police station among others. Such a sluggish police response to the alarming calls has many calling for justice. According to The Straits Times, South Korea launched the probe into what is thought to be […]

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I recall Itaewon from the late 80s/early 90s when it was Seoul's equivalent of Nana/Patpong/Soi Cowboy, often serving as the US troops' entertainment zone for those stationed there. It was fun as hell and the Korean women have as much of a special, unique, 'Je ne sais quoi' as the Thai lovelies do. Anyone remember the top floor club called 'The Twilight Zone'?

I also recall the small, narrow alley running parallel to "Hamilton Hill' where it seems all the deaths occurred; while my memory doesn't recall everything about that place, I do think it could have turned into an over-crowded death trap.

Such sadness; I genuinely like Seoul and the Korean people. I can't imagine the discussions going on around the dinner table.

I very much agree that some answers are needed.



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