Giant video screen falls on boy band Mirror dancers at Hong Kong concert


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Two dancers receive medical treatment at a concert of Cantopop boy band Mirror, in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 28, 2022. Photo: AP

A huge video panel fell on the stage during a concert by popular Hong Kong boy band Mirror on Thursday (July 28), crushing one performer and trapping others, prompting a government investigation and the suspension of future shows.

At least two dancers were injured, with one in a serious condition and the other stable, local broadcaster RTHK reported. Three members of the audience were also injured, local media reported, with many fans emotional after the harrowing scenes.

"I am shocked by the incident. I express sympathy to those who were injured and hope that they would recover soon," Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee said on Friday.

The government would investigate and review safety procedures to protect performers, staff and the public, he said.

Kevin Yeung, the city's Culture Secretary, said the show would be suspended until the stage structure was safe. The government's leisure bureau had already contacted the concert organiser about other stage incidents in recent days, he said in a statement.

Mirror perform during a concert in Hong Kong, China, July 25, 2022. Photo: ReutersMirror perform during a concert in Hong Kong, China, July 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters

The hugely popular Cantopop group was formed in 2018 through a reality television show and had planned a series of 12 shows at Hong Kong's Coliseum, next to the city's Victoria harbour.

More than 13,000 Mirror fans signed an online petition asking the concert organiser to resolve the problems and ensure safety for all performers, according to the petition's website. MakerVille, the concert organiser which is owned by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li's PCCW Media Group, said it was thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident.

"We are deeply sorry that the incident caused unease to viewers or others affected." – Reuters

In this image made from video taken from social media, a massive video screen suspended above the stage fells onto performers at a concert of Cantopop boy band Mirror, in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 28, 2022. Photo: APIn this image made from video taken from social media, a massive video screen suspended above the stage fells onto performers at a concert of Cantopop boy band Mirror, in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 28, 2022. Photo: AP

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