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Scaffolding collapses at Linkin Park concert – injures 19, kills one

Following the collapse of a temporary advertising structure before Linkin Park’s performance in Cape Town yesterday, 19 people were injured and one killed.

Of the 19 injured, 12 had to be hospitalised and were taken to Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. One woman, whose name has not been released by her family, was rushed to hospital where she later died. 

The City of Cape Town will conduct its own investigation into the matter and the events leading up to the collapse of the advertising tower at the Cape Town Stadium.

It is believed the collapse was caused by the strong Southeaster winds.

Linkin Park issued a statement today: “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.”

Linkin Park spokesperson Kymm Britton said, “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.”

Big Concerts, organiser of the event, has also issued a statement sending their sympathies and condolences to injured fans and the family of the deceased woman.

The concert was the first in Linkin Park’s South African tour. The band is due to perform in Johannesburg on November 10.

-Nina McFall-