20 People Injured At LG’s G2 Event In Seoul
LG attempted to muster up some enthusiasm for its new G2 smartphone with an event in Seoul, but after it ended poorly, the hardware maker decided to cancel all ensuing G2 PR occasions.
20 people were injured at a recent promotional event in South Korea. According to the Korea Times, the event in Seoul saw balloons filled with coupons redeemable for a free LG G2 released into the air. But LG’s plans backfired when some attendees brandishing BB guns attempted to shoot down the balloons, leading to a reported 20 individuals being inadvertently shot.
“Some were using BB guns to shoot the balloons. As far as I know, there were only some 20 security guards. LG should have placed more security personnel as the event was already promoted via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and leading local portals. Some of the injured were hospitalized,” a witness said.
“We cancelled events offering free G2 smartphones that had been scheduled in major cities nationwide, including Busan, due to safety concerns,” LG said in a statement.
LG has issued an apology regarding the incident and has promised to cover the medical bills of all the injured.
The LG G2 was launched last week and features a 5.2-inch full HD resolution display, a thin bezel on the side that’s only 2.65 mm thick, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor operating at 2.26 GHz., a 3000 mAh internal battery promising more than a full days use per charge, a 13-megapixel rear-camera featuring optical image stabilization technology, 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback, 16GB/32GB storage capacities, and the Android 4.2.2 operating system.