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Hong Kong concert accident: Mirror’s back-up dancer in intensive care after panel falls


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CNN
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A back-up dancer for the Cantopop boy band Mirror is in intensive care after being hit by an enormous video panel that fell from the ceiling throughout a live performance in Hong Kong.

5 folks had been injured when the panel – measuring about 4 sq. meters – fell onto the stage through the present on the Hong Kong Coliseum close to Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong police instructed CNN.

Not one of the band’s 12 members had been injured, police stated. Three folks had been taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for therapy, together with the significantly injured dancer and a second performer described as being in a secure situation, in accordance with the hospital.

Video of the second the display crashed onto the dancers went viral on social media, and native charities have arrange hotlines for any of the ten,000 individuals who attended the live performance and are traumatized by what they noticed.

The remaining eight reveals within the group’s Hong Kong live performance sequence have since been canceled and Hong Kong’s Chief Govt John Lee has known as for an investigation.

“I’ve contacted the Secretary for Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism, and instructed the Leisure and Cultural Providers Division, along with related departments, to comprehensively examine the incident and evaluation the protection necessities of comparable efficiency actions in an effort to defend the protection of performers, working workers and members of the general public,” Lee stated.

Kevin Yeung, Hong Kong’s tradition secretary, stated Friday that the panel had fallen as a result of one of many cables holding it was unfastened.

“From preliminary commentary, a wire fractured and led to the autumn of the display and induced the dancers to be injured,” Yeung instructed reporters Friday. Hong Kong’s Labour Division Secretary Chris Solar stated Friday he won’t rule out authorized motion in opposition to these accountable.

In a statement on Fb, the organizer of the live performance, Makerville, apologized for inflicting “unease to viewers or others affected” and stated that individuals who attended Thursday’s live performance can be eligible for a refund.

The incident occurred even after followers at three earlier reveals warned that the stage and set appeared unstable, making a petition asking for the live performance organizers to make sure performers’ security.

The massively standard band fashioned in 2018 and launched their newest single “We Are” every week in the past.

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