Kentucky student named as victim of South Korea stampede crush that killed 153
Nursing student at University of Kentucky, 20, named as victim of stampede in South Korea that killed 153 people
- An American student was one of 153 killed at a Halloween festival in South Korea
- Anne Giseske, 20, a junior at the University of Kentucky, was confirmed as a victim Sunday afternoon
- Gieske was studying abroad at the time of the incident
- Two other students from the University of Kentucky are still in South Korea, but are registered according to university representatives
- The case is currently under investigation
- This is a story in development
An American college student from Kentucky was one of 153 people killed Saturday night in a stampede in South Korea.
Anne Gieske, 20, a junior attending the University of Kentucky nursing program, was killed in the stampede, officials confirmed.
The incident happened as the crowd at the Halloween event grew unruly and surged, triggering a deadly stampede.
About 100,000 people attended the South Korean event.
Anne Gieske, a junior at the University of Kentucky, was killed in a stampede in South Korea on Saturday night
According to her school, Gieske participated in a study program abroad.
Representatives from the University of Kentucky, two other students also studied abroad in South Korea. Both other students have been charged.
The president of the university. Eli Capilouto confirmed on Sunday that the two others are safe at this time.
“We have been in contact with Anne’s family and will offer every possible support now and in the coming days as we deal with this indescribable loss,” Capilouto said.
“We will be there for those in our community who knew and loved Anne. We also have nearly 80 students from South Korea in the UK, members of our community, who need our support.”
This is a story in development. Check back for updates as they become available.