Hong Kong boy band ends present after falling display hits dancers

At least two Hong Kong dancers have been injured on Thursday evening after being hit by a falling display at a live performance of town’s hottest boy band Mirror. Footage of the incident circulated on-line confirmed a gaggle of white-clad dancers performing onstage on the Hong Kong Coliseum when a large overhead video display fell and crushed a person. The display then toppled onto a minimum of one different individual earlier than the remaining performers rushed to assist.

Mirror’s supervisor Ahfa Wong later took to the stage to apologize and requested the viewers to depart, in line with video clips circulated on-line. Two male dancers have been taken to hospital whereas aware shortly after 10:30 pm native time (1430 GMT), police advised AFP. At about midnight, town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital mentioned one man with a neck damage was in a critical situation, whereas one other was in a steady situation after a head damage, Hong Kong media reported.

The Hong Kong authorities has halted Mirror live shows till the stage’s construction is confirmed to be secure, Secretary for Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism Kevin Yeung mentioned in a late-night assertion. Hong Kong’s chief John Lee mentioned he was shocked by the incident and has ordered a complete investigation to evaluate the protection necessities of comparable exhibits to “guarantee the protection of performers, crew and the general public”.

Director of Leisure and Cultural Companies Vincent Liu (second left), Secretary for Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism Kevin Yeung (third left) and Secretary for Labor and Welfare Chris Solar (fourth left) attend a press convention in Hong Kong.

Over the previous 12 months, Mirror have emerged as the most well-liked Cantonese pop act and are credited with revitalizing Hong Kong’s native music scene. The 12-piece’s newest live performance collection, initially scheduled to run from July 25 to August 6 on the prestigious Coliseum, was eagerly anticipated by followers and tickets have been shortly snapped up.

However the exhibits have been stricken by technical faults since debuting on Monday, main followers to query whether or not they’re secure. Greater than 10,000 signed a petition urging organizers to take higher care of performers. On Tuesday evening one Mirror member, Frankie Chan, fell a couple of meter off the sting of the stage, although he later mentioned on social media that he solely bruised his left arm, in line with the South China Morning Put up.

Different fan-filmed clips of the live performance confirmed walkways wobbling beneath the burden of performers and a few stars lacking their steps within the dimly lit area. Even earlier than Thursday, authorities officers had already contacted the live performance organizers relating to “stage incidents” and demanded enhancements, in line with a authorities press launch.

Images of the aftermath of Thursday’s incident confirmed police, paramedics and manufacturing crew on stage. Live performance organizers Music Nation and MakerVille apologized in a press release and mentioned they may totally examine the incident. “We’re deeply sorry concerning the accident and are very involved concerning the scenario of the 2 individuals injured,” organizers mentioned, including they may present all crucial help to these damage. – AFP

 

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