Tragedy at Kpop idol group concert

Saddened by the news about a tragedy that happened at the concert of Kpop idol groups. The ladies of the female group 4Minute were performing at a free concert at the Pangyo Techno Valley when the grates of the basement parking air vent gave in to the weight of the people standing above it. The news report says that 16 people have died and 11 are in critical condition. Most of the victims are working men in their 30s and 40s.

Many did not notice the accident or that people have died because of the loud music and the cheering. The victims fell down a height equivalent to four levels.

The photo below shows some men standing on the grate of the air vent. Twenty-five people fell to the parking space.

4Minute concert accident

Here are some photos right after the accident (from Yonhap news):

People climbing to safety.
People climbing to safety.

4Minute accident

4Minute accident

4Minute accident

4Minute concert accident

The spot where the victims fell. Notice the grate.
The spot where the victims fell. Notice the grate.
The venue after the accident.
The venue after the accident.

It’s so upsetting when accidents like this could have been prevented.

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