Government orders MIRROR concert to be suspended after 2 dancers crushed by LED screen, investigation on the way

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29th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) Another stage accident occurred during popular boy band ‘MIRROR’ concert tonight at Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday night. During the singing of “Elevator” key members Anson Lo and Edan Lui, a LED screen suspended in the air suddenly collapsed, crushing two dancers.The concert was stopped and spectators were requested to leave. Three female audience members were frightened and needed to be sent to the hospital, while the two injured dancers were conscious and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is reported that one of the injured is Ah Mo, the 27-year-old boyfriend of So Ching, a member of the Hong Kong girl group COLLAR and the other victim is 29-year-old Cheung Chi-fung. Both were conscious and were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for treatment. Among them, Lee Qi-yan aka “Ah Mo” suffered injuries to his head and cervical spine. His injury is serious and needs to be hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) while Cheung has injuries to his pelvis and cervical spine, and is currently in stable condition. Both of them are currently being treating in ICU.

One of the key members of MIRROR group, Anson Lo was rumoured to be admitted to be hospital due to shock over the incident. He was later reported to be safe.

The Chief Executive, John Lee expressed shocked by the incident. He expressed sympathy to those who were injured and hope that they would recover soon. Meanwhile, he has contacted the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, and instructed the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, together with relevant departments, to comprehensively investigate the incident and review the safety requirements of similar performance activities in order to protect the safety of performers, working staff and members of the public.

Meanwhile, the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, expressed grave concern over the accident happened yesterday during a concert held at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom, which caused injuries. He requested the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) to set up a task force to be led by an Assistant Director to work with the Labour Department (LD) and relevant parties to investigate the cause of the accident and to follow up on it.
      
In view of the accident, the Government has already instructed the concert to be suspended until the structure of the stage is proved to be safe.
      
The LCSD and the LD contacted the concert organiser on 27th July about the stage incidents in the past few days, and requested the organiser to review and improve on the situation.
      
Mr Yeung expressed sympathy to those who were injured and hope that they would recover soon.

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