Member of up-and-coming K-pop girl group dies in van crash
News of a tragic accident sent shockwaves down the K-pop industry.
Members of new five-member Korean girl group Ladies' Code were in a van returning to Seoul from Daegu at around 1.20am yesterday when they were involved in a car accident.
Member EunB, 21, died at the scene, while two other members Rise, 23, and Sojung, 21, are in critical condition.
Local K-pop fans expressed shock and sorrow at the sudden news.
Undergraduate Nicole Lu said: "I am not a fan of them but after I saw the news, I felt that idols are just like normal people. They are only human. Normally, we treat them as if they are different from us, and make them sound like they are almost fictional characters."
The 21-year-old added: "The idol member who passed away is the same age as me. I am very shocked by the news. Life is very unpredictable, and to hear such things happening to them is very disheartening."
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