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Falling screen hits 2 dancers on stage at Hong Kong concert

A falling video screen hit and injured two dancers on the concert stage as Cantopop group Mirror performed Thursday night in Hong Kong. Videos circulating on social media showed Mirror members Anson Lo and Edan Lui performing for a dozen dancers when one of the many suspended LED screens fell on stage. The falling screen appeared to hit a dancer directly in the head and body before falling onto another performer as the audience screamed in terror. The other performers on stage rushed to help those who were hit by the screen, the videos showed. Police said the two male dancers were conscious when they were taken 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 audience members were also taken to hospital, one who felt unwell and two others in shock but not they needed medical help treatment The concert was called off after the incident, which happened during the fourth of Mirror’s 12 scheduled concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum. At Tuesday’s concert, band member Frankie Lui was seen losing his footing and falling off the edge of the stage while giving a speech. According to excerpts on social media.An online petition on Mirror concert security issues was launched the same night and has gathered thousands of signatures. The petition urged organizers to ensure safety for Mirror and its dancers and to refrain from using unnecessary stage machinery or raised platforms. Viu, the company that created and manages Mirror, did not respond to an emailed request for comment. The 12-member group has skyrocketed in popularity in Hong Kong and has been credited with reviving Cantopop.

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

Videos released on social media showed Mirror members Anson Lo and Edan Lui performing with a dozen dancers when one of the many hanging LED screens fell on stage.

The falling screen appeared to hit a dancer directly in the head and body before falling onto another performer as the audience screamed in terror. The rest of the performers on stage rushed to help those who were hit by the screen, the videos showed.

Police said the two male dancers were conscious when they were taken 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 members of the public were also taken to hospital, one who felt unwell and two others in shock, but did not require medical treatment.

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

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Huge video screen suspended above the stage falls

At Tuesday’s concert, band member Frankie Lui was seen losing his footing and falling off the edge of the stage while giving a speech, according to excerpts on social media.

On the same night, an online petition for security issues at the Mirror concerts was launched and has gathered thousands of signatures. The petition urged organizers to ensure safety for Mirror and her 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 has skyrocketed to popularity in Hong Kong and has been credited with reviving Cantopop.

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