Could Crowd Simulation Software Have Prevented the Seoul Disaster?

The recent disaster in Seoul, South Korea, where 150 people were crushed to death in alleys, has raised many questions. Chief among them: How could this have happened?
A nighttime crowd estimated at around 100,000 had gathered in Seoul’s Itaewon district. Once popular with U.S. military personnel stationed there during the Korean War, Itaewon has since become popular with Koreans and tourists alike due to its many restaurants, bars and stores—and its vibrant nightlife. Like everywhe…
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