Mirror Concert Tragedy: Arrests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police made a series of arrests early Friday morning in connection with the serious injuries that occurred in July when a large LED screen fell on the stage where local canto-pop group Mirror was performing.

Hong Kong media sources said police searched the homes of several people from 6.30am local time and arrested five – four men and one woman. All five are believed to be affiliated with Engineering Impact or its subcontractor Hip Hing Loong Stage Engineering.

According to the South China Morning Post, they are arrested for fraud or for falling an object.

The tragedy happened on July 28, 2022 at the Hong Kong Coliseum concert hall in front of 20,000 fans.
Dancers Mo Li Kai-yin and Chang Tsz-fung suffered injuries. While Chang was released the next day, Li sustained serious injuries and possible permanent injuries. He currently remains in the hospital.

The Hong Kong government launched several investigations into the tragedy. One that, during preliminary findings in August, revealed that the screen’s weight had been miscalculated. The use of a substandard cable and an incorrectly installed rope guard have also been reported.

Fraud allegations, which carry a possible 14-year jail term, could be raised as research has revealed the screen’s weight was said to have been 520 pounds when in fact it should have been 520 kilograms. One kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.

Police and government spokesman have not yet commented on the arrests.

https://variety.com/2022/global/news/mirror-hong-kong-police-arrests-1235429889/ Mirror Concert Tragedy: Arrests in Hong Kong

Charles Jones

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