K-Pop stars Ladies Code were involved in a car accident on Wednesday morning (September 3) that killed singer EunB, 22, dead. The crash also left band member Rise in critical condition and bandmate SoJung with serious injuries.
Yahoo! Philippines reported that the South Korean group’s label, Polaris Entertainment, released a statement on the incident. “After a schedule in Daegu on September 2, LADIES′ CODE was headed back to Seoul,” read the statement. “Around 1:30 AM in Suwon, an issue occured with the car′s back wheel coming off. With the rainy road and wheel coming off, the vehicle spun several times, hitting a guardrail.”
“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 [Ashley and Zuny], manager, and stylists, who were in the car, did not receive serious injuries.”
K-Pop fans responded to the shock news by launching a pair of hashtags, #RIPEunB and #PrayForLadiesCode.
— Y (@FluffyFox) September 3, 2014
— semi hiatus (@taenglory) September 3, 2014
— ⋆❁⋆ฺ*Soshifiers⋆❁⋆ฺ* (@Soshifiers) September 3, 2014
— Hani (@_kimtaeyeons) September 3, 2014
— セフン (@sehuntella) September 3, 2014
#RIPEunB A very sad reminder that idols are human. We should treasure them. Love them. Respect them. Because life is too short for hatred.
— I adore KPOP! ~✿ (@KpopFangasm) September 3, 2014
— びんぃ (@hanbin_twt) September 3, 2014