An accident at the Hong Kong boy group’s Mirror concert leaves two injured

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A dancer remains in serious condition after a giant screen fell Thursday during a Mirror Band concert in Hong Kong, injuring two actors.

The group, which includes 12 singers and dancers, is very popular in the territory and is known for its Cantonese pop, or cantopop. Clips shared on social media show a video board hanging above the podium crashing during Thursday’s concert amid screams from the audience.

The show was stopped as the injured dancers, who were performing with the band, were taken to the hospital. Several members of the public were reportedly treated for shock.

Hong Kong authorities launched an investigation on July 29 after a large video billboard fell on stage during a concert by Hong Kong boy band Mirror. (Video: Reuters)

The city’s new chief executive, John Lee, He said in a statement on Facebook He was “shocked… I express my sympathy to the injured and I hope they recover soon.”

Authorities in Hong Kong I started an investigation They say they were in touch with the organizers to discuss safety the day before the concert. Preliminary results indicate that a metal suspension wire has been cut, according to local media, the city’s Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Young-Yun-hung said Friday.

Concerns were raised about the Mirror’s 12-party series at the Hong Kong Coliseum earlier this week, after one performer fell off stage – although he was not seriously injured. Soon after, a petition calling for increased safety measures for the band’s shows gathered more than 13,000 signatures.

The concert’s organizer, MakerVille, said in a statement that all remaining shows will be cancelled. Refunds will also be issued to those who attended the Mirror’s performance on July 28.

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The hugely popular boy band was created through a reality TV show in 2018 and has been credited with reviving Cantopop and City cheerwhich in recent years has seen escalating tensions with mainland China and mass protests, in addition to the coronavirus pandemic.

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