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At Least 59 Killed, 150+ Injured at Seoul Halloween Festival Incident
(CNN) – At least 59 people were killed during an incident at Halloween festivities in Seoul's Itaewon neighborhood Saturday night, according to the Yongsan Fire Department chief.At least 150 others were also injured, the chief added.The cause of the deaths was not immediately provided but the chief said many people fell amid the Halloween festivities, resulting in casualties.Yonhap News Agency earlier reported that people suffered from “cardiac arrest,” attributing fire authorities. Emergency officials received at least 81 people in Seoul's Itaewon neighborhood reporting “difficulty breathing.”Authorities have yet to provide exact details on the cause of the incident.Police closed off the area and social media videos showed people lying in the streets and on stretchers as first responders rendered aid.The fire chief said that a total of 848 emergency response forces have been dispatched, including 364 firefighters and 400 police officials.South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol sent a disaster medical assistance team to the Halloween incident, according to the presidential office.The president also ordered authorities to secure emergency beds in hospitals nearby and to implement swift rescue operations and treatment, presidential spokesman Lee Jae-Myung said in a briefing.Yoon was in an emergency meeting regarding the situation, the office said in a statement.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros.
Russia's number one ranked tennis player Daria Kasatkina comes out as gay
Russia's number one women's tennis player Daria Kasatkina has announced that she is gay.In an interview with Russian YouTube blogger Vitya Kravchenko, the 25-year-old said that "living in the closet" is impossible, adding that she has a girlfriend.Kasatkina is ranked 12 in the world and reached the French Open semi-final last month.She said she was inspired to come out after Russian footballer Nadya Karpova revealed that she is gay."Living in peace with yourself is the only thing that matters, f*** everyone else," she added."I believe it is important that influential people from sports, or any other sphere really speak about it."It is important for young people who have a hard time with society and need support." Pride in London: Thousands turn out in force as the capital celebrates 50 years since the first march for LGBTQ+ rights LGBTQ+ on screen: We've come a long way but there's more work to do Pride parade has become 'overly corporate', says one of UK's leading LGBTQ+ rights activists Shortly after the interview was released, Kasatkina posted a picture on Instagram with Olympic silver medalist Natalia Zabiiako with a heart emoji and called the Russian-Estonian figure skater "my cutie pie" in a Twitter post.Zabiiako won silver with Russia during the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea and she posted the same picture on Instagram.In 2013, Russia banned the discussion and "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations" to minors and has restricted LGBT+ advocacy or protest in public.The Russian parliament is seeking to broaden the legislation to cover the promotion of LGBT+ relationships in a positive or neutral light and on showing content in cinemas.Kasatkina lives and trains in Spain, where the interview was filmed and
South Korea officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.