16 people were reported to have died during a music festival in Korea after a ventilation window near the concert area collapsed.

The accident occurred on 17th October during 4 Minute’s performance at The 1st Pangyo Techno Valley Festival, where approximately 700 people attended the event. Reports revealed that a nearby subway ventilation window collapsed, causing over 25 fans to fall more than 3 stories down a vent.

14 Dead at K-Pop showcase

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Original reports stated that 2 people died in the fatal accident but now Korean media is reporting that he death toll has increased to 16. As of now, 11 people were reported to be have critically injured from the accident.

4 Minute’s agency, Cube Entertainment clarified that the showcase is not 4 Minute’s exclusive concert asother popular artistes such as T-ara, JungGiGo, and Cherry Filter are scheduled to perform as well. The official statement is as follows:

An accident occured at an event 4minute was scheduled to perform in. However, it wasn′t 4minute′s exclusive concert. We′re looking into seeing if the accident happened while 4minute was performing.

Police has yet to release an official statement about the accident but investigations are currently underway.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who have died from the accident and we hope there are more survivors from the accident.

(Source: 1, 2, 3)

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