Thousands of people stampeded at a public-holiday music concert in South Korea on Monday, killing 11 and injuring more than 50 others, news reports said.
More than 5,000 surged to enter one of the gates at a stadium in the southern city of Sangju, and those waiting at the front fell and were crushed, the organizer of the concert, the broadcaster MBC, said in a news report.
Eight of the 11 killed were elderly or children, MBC said.
"We have people who injured their heads or chests or have broken bones," said a nurse at Sangju Red Cross Hospital by telephone.
More than 50 people were injured in the accident, the head of Sangju's fire and rescue emergency center, Lee Tae-hyung, told YTN television. He said he did not think the death toll would rise much more.
The news reports said the stadium's capacity was 10,000 but 30,000 people were waiting to get in. The concert was to be taped for MBC.
It was not clear what kind of music was featured at the concert, but typically popular Korean music concerts are held on public holidays. Monday was Foundation Day, marking the legendary date of the founding of Korea in 2333 BC.
Sangju is an old city in countryside about two hours' drive southeast of Seoul. It has a population of 120,000 and is surrounded by rich agricultural land producing rice and persimmons.