A giant video screen falls on the dancers of the boyband Mirror during a concert in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, July 29 (Reuters) – A huge video panel fell on stage during a concert by popular Hong Kong band Mirror on Thursday, crushing one performer and entrapping others, prompting a government investigation and the suspension of future shows .

At least two dancers were injured, one in serious condition and the other stable, local broadcaster RTHK reported. Three members of the public were also injured, local media reported, with many fans emotional after the heartbreaking scenes.

“I am shocked by the incident. I express my sympathy to those who were injured and hope they recover soon,” Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee said on Friday.

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The government would investigate and review security procedures to protect performers, staff and the public, he said.

Kevin Yeung, the city’s culture secretary, said the show will be suspended until the stage structure is secured. The government recreation office had already contacted the concert organizer about other incidents on stage in recent days, it said in a statement.

The hugely popular cantopop group was formed in 2018 through a reality TV show and had planned a 12-show run at the Hong Kong Coliseum, next to the city’s Victoria Harbour.

More than 13,000 Mirror fans have signed an online petition asking the concert organizer to fix the issues and keep all performers safe, according to the petition’s website.

MakerVille, the concert organizer owned by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li’s PCCW Media Group, said it was thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident.

“We are deeply sorry that the incident caused any discomfort to viewers or others involved.”

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Reporting by Farah Master and Twinnie Siu; edited by Richard Pullin

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