Safety Official Responsible for 4Minute Concert Tragedy Site Commits Suicide
The tragedy in South Korea that claimed the lives of 16 fans at an outdoor concert for K-Pop group 4Minute has taken another sad turn. CNN reports that the safety official who was responsible for the site was found dead on Saturday, Oct. 18, after an apparent suicide.
According to Yonhap, a Korean news agency, the 37-year-old man left a message on Facebook saying, "I apologize to the victims. I'm sorry to my family." His body was found on the street outside of his office, and it is believed that he jumped to his death.
On Friday, Oct. 17, a crowd of people piled on top of a ventilation grate at the concert to get a better look of the group on stage and as a result of the weight, the grate eventually buckled under pressure. The fans standing on top of the grate dropped 20 meters, almost four floors, to an underground parking structure beneath them.
In addition to the 16 people who died as a result of the fall, eleven other fans were seriously injured.
We continue to send our thoughts to 4Minute fans and the people of South Korea.