- Two dancers were injured after a giant LED screen crashed down on them at a Hong Kong concert.
- Videos show the screen slamming into one dancer's head and body as the audience screamed.
- Police said the two dancers were conscious when they arrived at the hospital, per the AP.
Two male dancers were injured during a Cantopop concert in Hong Kong after a large screen collapsed onto them as they were performing on Thursday evening.
One of the injured dancers is in serious condition, the Hong Kong Free Press reported, citing the Hospital Authority.
Footage circulating on social media appears to show an LED screen that had been suspended above the stage slamming into the dancer's head and body, knocking him over. The screen then collapses onto another dancer.
The accident occurred during a performance by the popular Cantopop boy band Mirror at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Group members Anson Lo and Edan Lui could be seen performing as the screen crashed onto the stage.
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The concert — the fourth of 12 scheduled concerts by Mirror — was stopped immediately as other dancers rushed to aid the injured, the Associated Press reported. Police said the two injured dancers were conscious when they arrived at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Authorities said three members of the audience were taken to hospital, but required no medical treatment, per the AP. Two of them entered a state of shock and one felt unwell, the outlet reported.
Organizers have canceled the rest of Mirror's remaining concerts after Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee ordered authorities to investigate the accident, HKFP reported.
Mirror and its managing company, Viu, did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
Cantopop, a contraction of "Cantonese pop music," is a genre of music written in Chinese but sung in Cantonese, and has been a staple of Hong Kong's music scene since the 1970s. Mirror is often credited as a driving force for a recent revival of Cantopop, which saw waning interest in the 2000s.
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