SEONGNAM, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of causalities from an accident at a pop concert in Seongnam, South Korea, which was caused by a sudden collapse of a ventilation grate on which most victims were standing to watch K-pop girl group 4Minite concert, has just been identified and confirmed.
The nation’s fire department, responsible for handling emergency care in accident, announced the latest casualty figures totaled 27 — 16 people were killed and 11 spectators were seriously wounded — as of about 9 p.m. (local time) on October 17. The casualties fell more than 10 metres from the site into an underground parking area.
And there has just come out a photo image in many online sites which captured the scene right before the accident, that makes you feel uneasy just to see it; the ventilation grate seems to have warped already. And according to the local media, there were several warning messages to the audience standing on the ventilation grate by the organizer before the accident.