Fans to celebrate BTS Jungkook's birthday with fireworks

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Fans to celebrate BTS Jungkook's birthday with fireworks

A KTX train, covered with images of BTS member Jungkook, is on standby at Seoul Station in central Seoul on Sept. 1, in this photo provided by Korea Railroad Corporation. [YONHAP]

A KTX train, covered with images of BTS member Jungkook, is on standby at Seoul Station in central Seoul on Sept. 1, in this photo provided by Korea Railroad Corporation. [YONHAP]

A group of Chinese fans of BTS member Jungkook will hold an online fireworks event in the Korean southern port city of Busan to celebrate his birthday Tuesday, the local government said.
 
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Haeundae Beach in Busan, the birthday event will be streamed online for about 10 minutes, according to the government office of Haeundae District.
 
Complying with the social distancing guidelines against the novel coronavirus pandemic in Busan, the event's organizers will not hold any programs at the site, the district office said.
 
It said the Chinese fans have asked the district's permission as the special birthday party is aimed at providing comfort to Army, referring to the fan base of BTS across the world, struggling with Covid-19.
 
At the same time, Jungkook's Chinese fans delivered more birthday support on a train of the Korea Train Express (KTX), the Korean high-speed train operator.
 
They put up an advertisement wrapping around the outside of a nearly 400-meter (1,300-foot) train, covered with images of Jungkook.
 
It is the first time in 16 years that KTX has allowed such an advertisement on the exterior of a train.
 
On Tuesday, coinciding with Jungkook's birthday, BTS landed at No. 1 on Billboard's main singles chart with its latest single "Dynamite," becoming the first Korean singer or group to achieve the feat.
 
Yonhap
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