Weekly Magazine THE STAR

Lee jun ha
Sophomore.Sookmyung Women's Univ

11 Killed in Concert Stampede in Sangju.

Eleven people were to death and 50 others injured in a stampede when they tried to for a concert in Sangju, North Kyongsang Province. The stampede occurred near an entrance to the stadium where about 5,000 people were waiting for the concert organized by MBC, a local television network. A witness said the elderly in the front row waiting to enter the stadium fell right after the gate opened. They were trampled by those behind them, she said. The deceased were immediately taken to two nearby hospitals, and the injured were given in other hospitals in the city. The victims were mostly as they were all either in their 50s or older, or children younger than 14. The concert came at the end of a three-day at promoting the use of bicycles in Sangju City, 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul. Canceling the concert, MBC issued a statement .

Foreign studies spending shows sharp rise this year.

Koreans' spending on soared in the first eight months of the year from a year earlier, as an increasing number of sent their children overseas for a better education. According to the Bank of Korea, Koreans spent $2.25 billion on overseas education in the January-August period, up 41.2 percent from a year earlier.

Koreans do not believe ready-to-eat kimchi.

Koreans are shunning ready-to-eat kimchi. In a survey of housewives in their 30s by an online shopping mall,, percent said they would make their own kimchi this year, an increase of percentage points from a survey a year ago. Another percent said they would get kimchi from their parents or relatives.