An American student was one of the 153 killed at a Halloween festival in South Korea

Anne Gieske, 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 University of Kentucky students are still in South Korea but have been accounted for, according to university representatives The matter remains under investigation at this time.

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Anne was one of three students from the University of Kentucky who were studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea, according to representatives from the school – Instagram

An American student from Kentucky was among the 153 people who were killed Saturday night during a stampede in South Korea.

Anne Gieske, 20,  a junior who attended the University of Kentucky’s nursing program, was killed during the stampede, officials confirmed.

The incident happened as the crowd at the Halloween event became unruly and surged, which triggered a deadly stampede.

Roughly 100,000 people were present for the South Korean event.

Anne Gieske, a junior at the University of Kentucky, was killed in the stampede Saturday evening in South Korea

Anne Gieske, a junior at the University of Kentucky, was killed in the stampede Saturday evening in South Korea

Anne was one of three students from the University of Kentucky who were studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea, according to representatives from the school

Anne was one of three students from the University of Kentucky who were studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea, according to representatives from the school

Gieske was partaking in a study abroad program, according to her school.

Representatives from the University of Kentucky, two other students were also studying abroad in South Korea. Both other students have been accounted for.

The University’s President. Eli Capilouto, confirmed Sunday that the two others are safe at this time.

‘We have been in contact with Anne’s family and will provide whatever support we can now and in the days ahead as they cope with this indescribable loss,’ said Capilouto.

‘We will be there for those in our community who knew and loved Anne. We also have nearly 80 students from South Korea at UK, members of our community, who will need our support,’ the University’s president continue.

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