S Korea: 16 killed as ventilation grate gives away at pop concert

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S Korea: 16 killed in pop concert
Seongam, Oct 17: This pop concert turned out to be a nightmare as 16 people were killed and ten were injured when a ventilation grate gave away here on Friday.

According to reports, the people were standing on the ventilation grate to get a better view of the stage when it collapsed. Rescue officials confirmed the death of 16 people and said that the death toll may rise as the injured are in a critical condition.

Television reports said the 25 people fell more than 10 metres (30 feet) into an underground parking area when the grate collapsed.

All-girl K-pop band 4Minute was performing at the venue when the incident took place. The band wasn't aware of the accident and continued to perform for a while before realizing what had happened.

Most of the dead and injured were believed to be students. Reports suggest the 25 people fell more than 10 metres (30 feet) into an underground parking area when the grate collapsed.

With Agency inputs

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