8 injured after 80-member chorus falls off 5-meter-deep stage during rehearsal

2015-05-11 02:58:32 GMT2015-05-11 10:58:32(Beijing Time)  SINA English

An 80-member chorus composed of policemen fell off as the stage collapsed abruptly on May 9 in Bijie city, Guizhou province, resulting in eight people getting injured, two of whom were in critical condition.

The accident happened in the afternoon of May 9, when Bijie employees were having a rehearsal for the coming group singing contest in the city’s Grand Theatre.

While the 80-member chorus of Bijie Police was singing in uniform, the stage suddenly caved in and all the 80 people fell freely in scream. A video footage has recorded the scene.

The cause of the accident remains unclear. Many netizens question the quality of the Theatre building, commenting that “even the policeman can’t run away from jelly-built projects.”

Investigation is underway.


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