Advertising Scaffold Collapse Kills One, Injures 19
Tragedy has struck yet again, when an advertising scaffolding buckled under the pressure of high winds outside a stadium of a Linkin Park concert in Cape Town, South Africa, a couple of hours before the show.
It’s still very early but immediate reports indicate that one person died after being taken to the hospital and 19 others were injured, 12 of which have been hospitalized.
Police are investigating the conditions surrounding the collapse of the temporary advertising structure outside of the Cape Town Stadium.
The members of Linkin Park, who will perform in Johannesburg on November 10, 2012, released a statement: "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."
This is just the latest in a string of similar incidents. In August 2011, the stage at a Sugarland concert gave way and killed seven people and caused dozens of injuries. Forty four of the victims have filed a lawsuit. This past June, a stage at an outdoor Radiohead show fell apart, killing their own drum technician.