Monday, 20 October 2014
Korean tragedy prompts promoter suicide
A man involved in the organisation of an open air pop concert in South Korea has committed suicide after the event ended in tragedy. A ventilation grate on which some audience members were standing collapsed on Friday (17 Oct) and sixteen people died after dropping 20 metres when the grate gave way during a performance by K-Pop group 4Minute in the city of Seongnam, just 12 miles from the South Korean capital Seoul. Eleven others being seriously injured, eight of which are being treated for life-threatening injuries. The band were unaware of the incident until after their show ended.