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Linkin Park Fan Killed Outside Of Concert By Fallen Scaffolding

Thu, November 8, 2012 1:32pm EDT by eleanorehl Add first Comment
Linkin Park, Concert Death

So sad: Outside of a Linkin Park concert in South Africa, a fan died after an advertising column collapsed.

Linkin Park‘s Nov. 7 concert in Cape Town ended in tragedy, as a fan’s life was cut short by scaffolding that collapsed against heavy winds, outside of the concert. A total of 19 people were injured when the tower fell, and one woman who was rushed to the hospital was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. So tragic.

The advertising column had been deemed safe by experts before the concert began, but when heavy winds picked up, it came crashing down. Linkin Park members were unaware of the accident while they were performing (because it happened outside of the concert), but were told afterwards.

They released this statement:

“Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue. We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries. We take the safety of our fans very seriously, and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy.”

So sad. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family.

Sky News

— Eleanore Hutch

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