Ohio GOP Congressman’s Niece Died In Seoul Halloween Stampede

The niece of Ohio GOP Rep. Brad Wenstrup Anne Marie Gieske, was studying abroad in South Korea while pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Kentucky.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 30: A man bows as he mourns at the street of a deadly stampede during a Halloween festival on October 30, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. 151 people have been reported killed and at least 150 others were injured in a deadly stampede in Seoul's Itaewon district, after huge crowds of people gathered for Halloween parties, according to fire authorities. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The stampede over the weekend resulted in the deaths of over 150 people, with roughly 133 others injured.
  • A night of Halloween celebration turned deadly when enormous crowds massed in the South Korean capital of Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood and triggered a stampede.

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