The K-Pop community is in mourning.
Popular Korean girl group Ladies' Code was involved in a tragic accident the morning of Sept. 3 (local time) on their way to Seoul after the van driving the ladies and their entourage had its back wheel fall off. The horrific incident ended up costing 22-year-old member EunB's life, according to reports.
Also in the van were members Rise, said to be in critical condition, and SoJung, injured and hospitalized. Other passengers (including Ashley, Zuny, band managers and stylists) did not suffer serious injuries. The group's label Polaris Entertainment released a statement to Yahoo! Philippines to explain what happened.
"After a schedule in Daegu on September 2, LADIES' CODE was headed back to Seoul. Around 1:30 AM in Suwon, an issue occured with the car's back wheel coming off," the agency stated. "With the rainy road and wheel coming off, the vehicle spun several times, hitting a guardrail."
They continued, "Due to this, Eun Bi unfortunately passed away. The other members, Rise is in critical condition while So Jung is injured and hospitalized, currently receiving treatment. The other members, manager, and stylists, who were in the car, did not receive serious injuries."
"Our staff is also unable to recover from the shock and are in great sorrow right now," Polaris Entertainment added. "We want to apologize to all the fans and everyone who have received much shock, and we ask for everyone to pray for the quick recovery of the members."
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their condolences and shock on the matter: