Five people were injured when a four-square-meter panel fell on the stage during a performance at the Hong Kong Coliseum near Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong police told CNN.
None of the band’s 12 members were injured, police said. Three people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, with the seriously injured dancer and a second performer described as being in a stable condition, the hospital said.
Video of the moment the curtain crashed onto the dancers went viral on social media, and local charities have set up hotlines for any of the 10,000 people who attended the concert and were shocked by what they saw.
The remaining eight shows in the group’s Hong Kong concert series have been canceled and Hong Kong chief executive John Lee has called for an investigation.
“I have contacted the Secretary of Culture, Sports and Tourism and instructed the Department of Leisure and Cultural Services to investigate the incident in detail, together with the relevant departments, and to review the safety requirements of similar performance activities to protect the safety of performers, staff and members of the public,” Lee said.
Hong Kong’s Culture Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Friday that one of the cables holding the panel down was loose.
“From the initial observation, a wire broke and caused the screen to fall and the dancers were injured,” Young told reporters on Friday. Hong Kong’s Labor Secretary Chris Sun said on Friday that he would not rule out legal action against those responsible.
The incident came after fans at three previous shows warned that the stage and set appeared unstable, and sparked a petition asking concert organizers to ensure the safety of the performers.
The very popular band formed in 2018 and their latest single “We Are” was released a week ago.
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