New Book Chronicles Survivor Accounts of Itaewon Crowd Crush Ahead of Tragedy’s First Anniversary

SEOUL - A new book, titled "We are in Itaewon now," was published recently, compiling vivid accounts from survivors, bereaved families, and residents of the Itaewon district about last year's deadly crowd crush that claimed 159 lives during Halloween celebrations.

According to a news release by Yonhap News Agency, the book is divided into three parts and includes narratives from eight siblings who lost family members, two accounts from individuals who lost their partners, and voices from people living or working in Itaewon at the time. The book was jointly written by a group of 13 people, including activists and ordinary citizens.

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