16 dead at South Korean pop concert after ventilation grate collapses

Victims were standing on the ventilation grate while watching an outdoor performance by the band 4Minute

At Least 14 Killed at Pop Concert in South Korea, Officials Say

SEOUL, South Korea — At least 14 people watching a Korean pop band perform at an outdoor concert were killed on Friday when the ventilation grate they were standing on caved in, fire officials said.

16 Dead at S. Korean Pop Concert

At least 16 people are dead after a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed at a concert near the South Korean capital, Seoul.

Sixteen die as grate gives way at South Korea concert

Sixteen people have been confirmed dead and 11 injured after a ventilation grate collapsed at a K-pop concert just outside Seoul, local media reported.


Sixteen People Die Falling Through Grate at South Korea Concert

At least 16 South Korean music fans plummeted more than 65 feet to their deaths at an outdoor K-pop concert by the group 4Minute on Friday when a ventilation grate collapsed. The grate, which the victims had been standing on, had covered a concrete shaft that led to an underground garage. Eleven others were seriously injured in the accident, according to The Associated Press, which cites information from an official in Seongnam, a city to the south of Seoul. The BBC reports that the number of those killed and injured by the collapse could rise as investigations continue.


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