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Rigging Collapse In China Leaves One Dead, 5 Injured
Not the same lighting rig. (By Lumenbuddha [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Rigging Collapse In China Leaves One Dead, 5 Injured

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XUCHANG CITY, Hunan (CelebrityAccess) — One musician was killed and five others after a truss holding overhead stage lighting collapsed on them during a concert in China on Saturday.

The musicians were members of an orchestra performing at a public event in a park connected to Xuchang City Art Museum in the province of Hunan in central China according to a statement released by the local government.

In a graphic video of the scene, a large piece of rigging truss with multiple lights attached to it can be seen to sway over the orchestra before falling onto the performers, leaving one person dead, one person seriously injured and four more with minor injuries.

Video footage of the aftermath shows members of the audience rushing to the assistance of the bloodied performers who were trapped under the wreckage.

Authorities have begun an investigation into the cause of the accident, according to the official statement.

Warning, the video below contains graphic content:

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