TIFA 2023 Editorial / General News

Seoul Crush

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Albert Retief
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm Xt3 Camera, 23mm F2 Lens
  • Photo Date
    29 October 2022

On Halloween night of 29 October 2022, Seoul experienced an horrific event where 159 people died in a human crush. Too many people, predominantly young people, gathered in a narrow alley in the party district of Itaewon, which resulted in a human crush. Party-goers dressed in Halloween wear could not move or breathe. The reasons for and whose to blame regarding this tragic event has still not been resolved. These photos were taken on the night, moments after the initial crush.