NCT-127, a Korean-pop or K-pop band, had to halt its first concert in Indonesia after 30 people fainted in a crush, police said. The concert was taking place near Indonesian capital Jakarta and had been going on for nearly two hours when fans attempted to make their way near the stage leading to the crush. 

Fans were trying to get closer to the performers because the band was giving out goodies, according to 19-year-old Syfia Aulia who spoke to AFP. “Because of it, 30 people fainted. To prevent other incidents, we decided to stop the concert at 9:20 pm (1420 GMT),” according to a police spokesperson.

Aulia said people kept pushing towards the stage until the barricades collapsed. “We are disappointed by those fans. We were warned to not push each other, even by the NCT 127 members, but they were so selfish. Just for good footage, they ignored others’ safety,” she said.

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Police have allowed NCT 127 to go ahead with the second day of the construct. However, distribution of goodies is banned and stricter measures required to separate performers from fans. Dyandra Global Edutainment, the concert organiser, wrote on Instagram: “To make amends for (the crush) and give the best experience, we will add more paramedics and security personnel for the Day 2 show.”

“We are sorry because we have made you worry in your first concert in Indonesia. From this incident, we hope we can better comply with the safety regulations and care more about others,” said Miftahul Janna, an 18-year-old concertgoer. 

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Only last month, over 130 people died in Indonesia in a stampede following a football game. It was one of the deadliest disasters in football history. 

Last weekend, Indonesian law enforcement cancelled the third day of the Berdendang Bergoyang music festival in Jakarta after 30 people fainted due to overcapacity. It was the same day 150 people died in South Korean capital Seoul in a Halloween crush. 

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Last weekend, police cancelled the third day of the Berdendang Bergoyang music festival in Jakarta after nearly 30 people fainted due to overcapacity.

That same day, more than 150 people were killed in a crowd surge at a Halloween party in Seoul.