A woman has died and 19 others were injured after scaffolding collapsed at a Linkin Park concert in Cape Town.
The temporary scaffolding outside Green Point Stadium came down in high winds just before the concert began. A statement from the band expressed “deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died”.
“Following the regrettable incident at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening, Big Concerts would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the injured persons and in particular the family of the fan who tragically passed away from injuries,” a spokesman for the promoter said. “We would like to thank the City of Cape Town, the South African police services, and all the medics, doctors and disaster risk personnel for their swift and professional response to this accident.”