Smoke billows from Japan concert fire
2022-08-07: [Article Link]
Original title: Japanese concerts are on fire, wounded are transported to a doctor on stretcher, 6,000 fans are evacuated.
On 6 August, there was a sudden fire at the King & Prince concert of the Japanese men's group, where there was chaos and some 6,000 viewers were evacuated in an emergency and many were treated with smoke.
Following the fire, the broker of King & Prince, Janice, made an apology, revealed that there had been a stage incident at 13 p.m. on 6 June and decided, in consultation with the relevant authorities, to suspend the performance on that day.
“I am very sorry for the great concern and trouble caused to all of you at this performance. The company accepted the accident in good faith, not only for the reasons, but also to re-examine the security confirmation and institutions in various places in an effort to ensure security in the future. We're going to aim for a public performance that comforts our guests and vows to prevent it from happening again.”
From the photos of the scene shared by the online community, the concert was almost empty, and the smoke on the scene caused a riot, although most of the people were standing by and watching, did not escape the first time, and the fire was small and did not cause a great deal of trouble.
According to the sources, it was assumed that the fire had suddenly started on some of the installations in the central courtyard and that the fire extinguished the fire from above, during which King & Prince had returned to the stage to chat and there had been another performance at 6 p.m., but had been suspended by force.
As a result of the fire, the wounded were put on a stretcher for medical treatment and the specific injuries were unknown, and in order to avoid further disturbance, the lifeguard blocked the media footage with a dark cloth.
According to the information received, the Japanese men's group King & Prince, made up of Yuta Ashore, Shiraino, Yongta the Temple, Yongse Qian and Takahashi Seamen, has been travelling for four years now, with a high level of popularity in Japan, with 8,000 fans present on the same day and a large number of fans trying to meet their idols, even if they did not buy their tickets. After the fire, fans outside were not aware of their lives, and they were still waiting until firefighters and fire trucks showed up to evacuate them to a safe distance. Although the fire did not burn the audience directly, a number of people were suffocated by smoke, which caused the explosion.
Before that, there had been a major incident with the Hong Kong Boys' MirROR concert in China, which had resulted in 27-year-old dancers being seriously injured in a coma, Li Kai-sheng, who had not been able to improve for almost 10 days, less than half a month after his admission, and an incident on the stage with the Japanese Boys.