‘Manmade disaster’: Officials criticized over Seoul deaths


              South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, center, and his wife Kim Keon Hee arrive to pay tribute for victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities at a joint memorial altar for victims at Seoul Square in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Ahn Jung-hwan/Yonhap via AP)
            
              A mourner places flower to pay tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities on the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country’s worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            South Korean investigators inspect the scene of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. A crowd surge killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country's worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) The scene of a deadly accident sits empty following Saturday night's Halloween festivities is seen in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country's worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) 
              Rescue workers try to carry victims near the scene where scores of people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Witnesses say the nightmarish scene intensified as people performed CPR on the dying and carried limp bodies to ambulances, while dance music pulsed from garish clubs lit in bright neon. Others tried desperately to pull out those who were trapped underneath the crush of people, but failed because too many in the crowd had fallen on top of them. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              Ambulances and rescue workers arrive at the street near the scene of a crowd surge in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Witnesses say the nightmarish scene intensified as people performed CPR on the dying and carried limp bodies to ambulances, while dance music pulsed from garish clubs lit in bright neon. Others tried desperately to pull out those who were trapped underneath the crush of people, but failed because too many in the crowd had fallen on top of them. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
‘Manmade disaster’: Officials criticized over Seoul deaths