Fans faint, shoppers trapped as thousands throng Jurong Point for Running Man event

21 October 2013 / 3 years 3 days ago

Some dehydrated fans of the Korean show Running Man fainted in a mad frenzy to meet the stars of the show during an autograph session held just outside Boon Lay MRT station.

According to an article in The New Paper, about 4,000 fans jostled to Jurong Point Mall on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the stars.

The sardine-packed area proved to be too much for some fans, and paramedics were called to the scene.

One fan had reportedly passed out completely and was wheeled away on a stretcher. others were taken to a rest area and were given water to combat heat exhaustion.

17-year-old Nicki Loh, who was there at the fan meet, said: "Today is really, really crazy.

"I have been to so many K-pop events and this one has the biggest crowd by far.

"This shows why Running Man is the No.1 variety show in Korea, we will do anything for them.

"I will faint all over again if you ask me to!"

The entrance to Boon Lay MRT station and some exits of Jurong Point were also totally blocked, leaving some people stuck in the mall. 

A 58-year old housewife lamented: "The whole place is blocked by these screaming people so I can't go home."

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