Fans of South Korean pop are reeling today from the news that Ladies’ Code members were victims of a horrific car crash — and one of them didn’t make it.
Singer EunB was killed when the group’s van crashed into a guardrail in Suwon. Fellow group member Rise is in critical condition after undergoing emergency brain surgery, and SoJung was also hospitalized but is currently listed in stable condition.
Ladies’ Code label Polaris Entertainment explained in a statement, “After a schedule in Daegu on September 2, Ladies’ Code was headed back to Seoul. Around 1:30 AM in Suwon, an issue occurred 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, manager, and stylists, who were in the car, did not receive serious injuries.”
“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.”
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Ladies’ Code won the New Artist of the Year award at the 2014 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and was nominated for Best New Female Artist at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and Best Female Rookie Group and Newcomer Award at the 2013 Melon Music Awards.