A falling screen hits 2 dancers on stage during a concert in Hong Kong


HONG KONG — A falling video screen struck and injured two dancers on the concert stage as Cantopop group Mirror performed Thursday night in Hong Kong.

Video clips circulating on social media showed Mirror members Anson Lo and Edan Lui performing with a dozen dancers when one of several overhead LED screens crashed onto the stage.

The falling screen appeared to directly hit a dancer across the head and body before slamming into another performer as the audience screamed in horror. The rest of the performers on stage rushed to help those affected by the screen, the videos showed.

Police said both dancers were conscious when they were sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Local media reported that the hospital said one of the dancers was in serious condition while the other was stable.

Police said three bystanders were also taken to hospital, one not feeling well and two others in shock, but they did not require medical treatment.

The concert was called off after the incident, which happened during Mirror’s fourth of 12 scheduled concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

During Tuesday’s concert, band member Frankie Lui appeared to lose his footing and fall off the edge of the stage while giving a speech, according to clips on social media.

An online petition about security concerns at Mirror concerts was launched the same evening and garnered thousands of signatures. The petition urged organizers to ensure the safety of Mirror and its dancers and to refrain from using unnecessary stage mechanisms or elevated platforms.

Viu, the company that created and operates Mirror, did not respond to an emailed request for comment.

The 12-member group exploded in popularity in Hong Kong and have been credited with reviving Cantopop.

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