SEOUL, South Korea (CelebrityAccess) — Two members of the South Korean K-pop group Ladies Code have died from injuries sustained in a tour van accident.
According to a press release by the group's label Polaris Entertainment, the accident occurred on September 3rd near the South Korean capital of Seoul when the van carrying the group, a tour manager and a stylist, crashed into a guard rail during a rain storm. The cause of the accident remains under investigation but police believe that speed, rainy conditions and a mechanical malfunction conspired to cause the accident.
One member of the group, Go Eun-bid was killed in the crash and Kwon Ri-sae later died from injuries sustained in the crash after undergoing emergency brain surgery.
A third member of the group, Lee So-jung, sustained a fractured jaw and two other members suffered from minor injuries during the crash.
The group debuted in 2013 and have already recieved some favorable attention for their music, including a two Melon Award nominations, and an award from the Gaon Chart Awards for Best New Artist of the Year. Their debut album "Kiss Kiss" peaked at #4 on the Korean pop charts.
Since the crash, the track "I'm Fine Thank You" has topped several Korean streaming music charts after fans encouraged people via various social media outlets to listen as a tribute to the group. – Staff Writers