Investigation begins into the horrific accident at the Hong Kong concert

authorities In Hong Kong, they announced that they were investigating the horrific crash that occurred in the middle of a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum that left a backup dancer at risk of paralysis.

During a performance by the 12-member boy band, Cantopop, on Thursday night, a giant LED billboard fell from the ceiling and fell onto a stage, injuring two backup dancers, as seen in videos that immediately went viral on social media. The dancers were later taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

One of the dancers, Zhang Tsezfong, 29, was discharged a day later, while the remaining dancer, Mo Lee Kai Yen, 27, remained in intensive care. Reports indicated that he was “at risk of paralysis from the neck down”.

You can watch the video of the accident here (caution is advised due to the graphic nature of the video).

At a press conference on Friday, Hong Kong Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Young sought the public’s understanding to allow authorities to look into the full details of the case, which he said could take a few weeks.

Young was quoted as saying, “From initial observation, the wire broke and caused the screen to fall and injure the dancers.”

Netizens pointed out that in the days leading up to the disaster, there were reports that audience members at three previous performances at the venue had warned that the stage and set looked unstable, which would undoubtedly lead to questions about responsibility.

The next concert scheduled to be held at the Hong Kong Amphitheater will be in mid-August, and authorities have indicated that concert organizers may be prohibited from installing large stage sets for upcoming performances until the current investigation is complete.

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