Nam In-seok, owner of a clothing shop situated on the site where a stampede happened during Halloween festivities pays respects in the middle of the site, in Seoul, South Korea October 31, 2022. The stampede occurred as thousands of people celebrated Halloween night in the popular Itaewon nightlife district. Most victims were teenagers and people in their 20s who crowded into a narrow alley with a slope, facilitating numerous falls that hindered their passage. At least 151 deaths were confirmed with 82 people injured, 19 of them seriously.

Award of Excellence

Hong-ji Kim
South Korea

I started photography in 2009 and joined Reuters in 2011. I cover general news in South Korea. I focus on events large and small, to do with politics, economics, culture, demonstrations and especially news reports regarding North Korea.

[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

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