TERRIFYING moment when GIANT video screen falls on to dancers at boy band Mirror's concert
A giant video display toppled onto the stage during a performance by popular Cantopop boy band Mirror on Thursday, July 28. Footage of the incident showed a group of dancers performing onstage when an overhead video screen fell and crushed a one of the performers. The display then toppled onto at least one other person. According to police, the two male dancers were transported from the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday night.
According to a Hospital Authority official, one of the performers had neck injuries and was in critical condition in intensive care, and the other dancer suffered head injuries but was reported to be stable, South China Morning reported. One of them was identified as a key dancer, Mo. A video that is circulating on social media captured terrifying moments when Mirror members Anson Lo and Edan Lui were performing with a dozen dancers on stage when one of several LED displays above the stage collapsed. Three members of the audience were also hurt, and the distressing scenes left many fans in tears. The tragic incident prompted a government investigation and the cancelation of future shows.
BREAKING: Large screen collapses during concert by boy band Mirror at the Hong Kong Coliseum, injuring multiple people pic.twitter.com/XrWQky9PGx— BNO News (@BNONews) July 28, 2022
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The city's Culture Secretary, Kevin Yeung Yun-hung posted on his Facebook referring to the accident, "My deep condolences to the injured in the serious accident at Pingyang last night, wish him a speedy recovery. I have asked the Ministry of Health and Culture to form a small team led by the Assistant Chief to cooperate with the workers and people with poor people to investigate the causes of accidents and follow-up work to prevent the occurrence of the incident again."
According to The Guardian, the falling LED screen is the latest mishap in the concert series. According to social media videos, one of Mirror's members, Frankie Lui, appeared to lose his footing and fall off the edge of the stage while giving a speech on Tuesday.
The same night, an online petition concerning the Mirror concerts' safety difficulties was established, and it has now received over 13,000 signatures from fans. The petition urged organizers to safeguard Mirror's and its dancers' safety and to avoid employing excessive stage equipment or raised platforms.
MakerVille, the concert organizer owned by Hong Kong businessman Richard Li's PCCW Media Group, stated that the reason for the disaster was being properly investigated. He said, "We are profoundly sorry if the incident caused anxiety to viewers or those who were affected."
Mirror boy band: Who are they?
Mirror (also known as MIRROR) is a Hong Kong Cantopop boy band founded in 2018 through ViuTV's reality talent competition Good Night Show - King Maker. Frankie Chan, Alton Wong, Lokman Yeung, Stanley Yau, Anson Kong, Jer Lau, Ian Chan, Anson Lo, Jeremy Lee, Edan Lui, Keung To, and Tiger Yau are the group's twelve members who made their debut on November 3, 2018, with the single "In a Second." The 12-member group has gathered tens of thousands of admirers in Hong Kong and has been credited with reviving Cantopop.