Jolin Tsai’s Concert Stage Collapses, 1 Dead And 13 Injured

By on November 5, 2015 in NEWS

Jolin Tsai’s Concert Stage Collapses, 1 Dead And 13 Injured

One person was killed while constructing the stage lights for Jolin Tsai’s (蔡依林) Nanning concert on October 29. Emergency services rescued thirteen other staff members who were trapped under the wreckage.

According to media reports, the concert, which was to take place on October 31 at the Guangxi Stadium in Nanning, was going through last-minute construction that Thursday. Around 5pm, the stage lights snapped and collapsed, trapping fourteen workers. Seven fire trucks and over thirty firefighters from the Nanning Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Of the fourteen victims pulled out from the wreckage, twelve suffered minor injuries, one was in serious condition, and one was dead on arrival. Jolin was not at the scene when the lights fell.

A person involved in the concert’s management revealed that the organizers were trying to increase profits by using cheaper materials. “Luckily, the incident didn’t happen during the show.” The source then added, “The organizers really lack professionalism and are entirely responsible for this.”

The organizers released a statement on October 31, announcing that the concert has been canceled. Concertgoers can ask for a refund.

Jolin went to her Weibo and asked her fans to pray for the victims. She said, “After hearing about the incident, I feel absolutely awful. Let’s all pray for the injured workers.”

Source: Sina.com, NTDTV.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

4 comments to Jolin Tsai’s Concert Stage Collapses, 1 Dead And 13 Injured

  1. coralie says:

    Wow, I hope that company/organizer gets sued till they lose their pants. Lucky this didn’t happen during a concert but discovered during prep work. Those poor workers though. Unethical business men like the organizers need to be jailed and fined heavily.

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  2. happybi says:

    Wow this is scary! Feel bad for the poor worker but thank goodness it didn’t happen during the concert as more people may be hurt. I hope that company get sued too! So unethical!

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  3. says:

    I don’t even want to think about what could have happened had this occurred during the actual panned concert. I hope that company gets a severe suing. Taking cheap short cuts without thinking about the safety of human life. How greedy and unethical.
    My thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased, and I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.

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  4. zeeke says:

    Such a tragedy…. Can’t believe someone had to lose their life like that just by trying to help set up a stage… I hope the company is sued DRY.

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