People gather around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theatre in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
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Casualties after grate collapses during South Korea concert

At least 16 people have been killed and 11 injured during a pop concert in Seongnam, south of the capital, Seoul, in South Korea.

Officials say a ventilation grate collapsed after people stood on it to get a better view of the show, in which the popular Korean girl band 4Minute were performing.

The victims fell 10 metres (33ft) down a shaft into an underground parking area.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 17 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia