HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong officials said yesterday they would open an investigation into a concert accident in which a giant video screen fell down onto the stage and injured two dancers.
Video clips from the Cantopop group Mirror concert on Thursday night show a massive LED screen suspended above the stage crashing down, directly landing on one dancer before toppling over onto another as audience members scream in horror.
The injured performers were both sent to the hospital, with one of the dancers reported to be in “serious condition”.
Hong Kong leader John Lee said yesterday that authorities will “comprehensively investigate the incident” and review safety requirements for future performances, according to a statement.
He also said the government would help family members of one of the injured dancers be able to travel from Canada to Hong Kong to see him.
Concert organiser MakerVille said in a statement it was “deeply saddened” over the injuries of two performers and that it would work with authorities in the probe.
“If we find anything suspicious, or if any person or unit is involved in misconduct, we will immediately report it to the police,” the statement read.
Authorities also revealed their initial findings after inspecting the show venue – the Hong Kong Coliseum – yesterday. The concert on Thursday was the fourth of 12 scheduled concerts by Mirror.