16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.

About 700 people had gathered to watch the concert, which was part of a local festival. Fire officials said many of the dead and injured appeared to be commuters who stopped to watch the concert after leaving work. Most of the dead were men in their 30s and 40s, while five were women in their 20s and 30s, they said.

Dozens of people were shown standing next to the ventilation grate, gazing into the dark gaping hole where people had been standing to watch the performance. YTN said the ventilation grate was about 3 to 4 meters (10 to 12 feet) wide. Photos apparently taken at the scene showed that the ventilation grate reached to the shoulders of many passers-by.

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Comments

  1. ABDULLAHI LIMAN

    October 17, 2014

    GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

  2. Wayne Berryman

    October 17, 2014

    they shouldn't have been standing there

  3. Sky Anna

    October 17, 2014

    Yeah.. indeed

  4. Zaki Ahmad

    October 17, 2014

    goverment is responsibal for that so sad

  5. Mohan M

    October 17, 2014

    Very sad

  6. Masky K

    October 17, 2014

    Wow really pathetic humans they will die of the nano virus

  7. mik kioko

    October 17, 2014

    very very sad.

  8. mik kioko

    October 17, 2014

    very very sad.

  9. Sarady Kim

    October 17, 2014

    ជិវិតគ្មានអ្វីទៀងទាត់នោះទេ!

  10. Sarady Kim

    October 17, 2014

    សូមជួយរំលែកទុក្ខដល់គ្រួសារហើយនឹងអ្នកចែកឋានជួបតែនឹងសុខកាត្តិភព!

  11. Clifford Kirby

    October 17, 2014

    +Zaki Ahmad how about you speak English? The government is NOT responsible at all. Grow up

  12. Wan Riz

    October 17, 2014

    Sad news indeed.

  13. Shalu Ek

    October 17, 2014

    ൺൽർഔഒ

  14. vijay gang

    October 17, 2014

    hello my dar firnds

  15. CellBlock Deutschland

    October 17, 2014

    Sad, very sad….The Government? I would think that the Concert Management and Security should have blocked off that area to begin with. What does the Government have to do with a Concert venue?

  16. Gale White

    October 17, 2014

    How sad, poor families and friends my heart goes out to them

  17. Kevin Ratay

    October 17, 2014

    Wayne,

    They were waiting in line for wontons and sake

  18. Kevin Ratay

    October 17, 2014

    It's very sad..you know what's sadder? Is the fact that we have are first case of the Ebola virus in this country

  19. chakita babe

    October 17, 2014

    This is very sad news….thank you for the info, yes @KevinRatay lots of things happening around the world today, everyone should appreciate each other and live life without regrets…

  20. Handrey Balanac

    October 17, 2014

    Lonly bry sad họ Lord hlp u saut koriA

  21. sweetea felix

    October 17, 2014

    Condolence to the family of the victims …… RIP

  22. Handrey Balanac

    October 17, 2014

    All team pls hlp mẹ frey saut koria all team pls

  23. Delilah M

    October 17, 2014

    Everyone, when you attend concerts of any kind, please be careful

  24. sweetea felix

    October 17, 2014

    Omg !!! +Ashish bhati your wrong comment this is an accident "" be considerate

  25. Anil Zambre

    October 17, 2014

    Bad news nothing else

  26. Anil Zambre

    October 17, 2014

    Bad news nothing else

  27. chacha samwel

    October 17, 2014

    R.I.P you are we're on the way.

  28. jai kannan k

    October 17, 2014

    Little foresight…little proactive.. could avoid this sort of disasters …R.I.P..

  29. Greegor47

    October 18, 2014

    How is the government responsible for people standing on a ventilation grate that was decidedly NOT intended for people to stand on?

  30. Greegor47

    October 18, 2014

    Since the people had to climb up a 5 foot wall to get on top and it was not intended for people to stand on, this could have happened in any country.

  31. Anand Kumar

    October 18, 2014

    beyond our aim and happiness some times these are happening

  32. Rakesh Rakesh

    October 18, 2014

    Oh, my God .may their souls rest in peace!!!!

  33. vijay gang

    October 18, 2014

    good n98 my all firns

  34. Rahul kumar

    October 18, 2014

    Ffdhkfjk
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  35. Ruben Nors

    October 18, 2014

    Messed up,but I'll be praying for all lost souls…

  36. vijay gang

    October 19, 2014

    good morning my all finds

  37. Shalu Ek

    October 21, 2014

    ഇഊഊഋഎ

  38. vijay gang

    October 21, 2014

    gaad me teri tanha bttha hun tere bina lovno ki hansi gaba betha hun teeti dunia me anbeta na ho kabi rs liae khud ka dil galae betha hun

  39. vijay gang

    October 21, 2014

    gaad me teri tanha bttha hun tere bina lovno ki hansi gaba betha hun teeti dunia me anbeta na ho kabi rs liae khud ka dil galae betha hun

  40. vijay gang

    October 21, 2014

    gaad me teri tanha bttha hun tere bina lovno ki hansi gaba betha hun teeti dunia me anbeta na ho kabi rs liae khud ka dil galae betha hun

  41. vijay gang

    October 21, 2014

    gaad me teri tanha bttha hun tere bina lovno ki hansi gaba betha hun teeti dunia me anbeta na ho kabi rs liae khud ka dil galae betha hun


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