One Dead, Twenty Injured Following Scaffolding Collapse Outside LINKIN PARK Concert

Linkin Park (2008 credit James Minchin) Tragedy struck at the stadium where Linkin Park performed in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday night. A female fan has now been reported dead along with twenty others injured when advertising scaffolding collapsed from high winds.

The tragedy struck before the concert as fans arrived at the show as part of the band's International Linkin Park Underground Summit. Following the concert, Link Park issued the following 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.

"Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy."



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Date: Nov 08, 2012
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