LATEST UPDATE: Cube Entertainment Gives Official Statement About Ventilation Window Incident That Claimed 16 Lives
Korean media outlet The Fact recently reported that at a 5 p.m. event in Sungnam on October 17, during a 4Minute performance, a ventilation window collapsed, causing 25 spectators to fall below the surface. Wikitree stated that the fall was roughly 10 meters (about 3.3 stories).
According to the report by The Fact, police and rescue workers have arrived at the scene and are working to rescue the spectators, penetrating a wall four stories below the surface to reach the injured. As of right now, two have been confirmed dead, and 13 have been rescued. Police think the vent may have collapsed from the weight of audience members who climbed on top of it to get a better view of the performances, although a more detailed investigation is currently under way.
Although the event was not organized by Cube Entertainment, the agency has stated that it will release an official statement soon.
According to the latest announcement by the police, 14 have been confirmed dead and 11 have been seriously injured.
As of 8:45 p.m. KST, the number of dead has increased to 15, and 10 have been seriously injured. The injured have been transferred to hospitals in Bundang and Sungnam for medical treatment.
A representative of the fire authority revealed to Yonhap News, “12 passed away at the accident location, and two passed away while being transferred to the hospital. Others have passed away while receiving medical treatment.” According to the officials, the number of dead is likely to increase. According to Yonhap News, 16 have been confirmed dead.
Video footage of the scene