aside Twenty People Injured At Linkin Park Concert In Cape Town
It has been confirmed that twenty people were injured when a promotional event went bust at tonight’s Linkin Park concert in Cape Town. Big Concerts released the following statement:
Update on scaffolding collapse at Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium
The City of Cape Town and Big Concerts confirm that twenty concert attendees were injured at the Cape Town Stadium this evening when a temporary scaffolding structure in the Stadium precinct collapsed due to high winds.
The City’s Emergency Services, including doctors, paramedics and Di…
saster Risk Management staff assisted immediately. The injured were treated on scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.The incident occurred at approximately 18h55 when high wind speeds caused the collapse of a temporary scaffolding structure. The temporary structure was a branding activation, located adjacent to the Stadium forecourt on the Cape Town CBD side of the venue.The structure had been pre-approved and certified safe, by structural engineers prior to the event.The remainder of the structure was dismantled and the commanding officer at the Venue Operations Centre declared the event site safe shortly afterwards.
The Stadium gates were re-opened to concert attendees. The concert is going ahead as planned.
All necessary support is being provided to those injured. [Taken from their Facebook Page]
As they say, the show will go on. Big Concerts tweeted the following picture of the band onstage:
I will post an update tomorrow on the victims, and how Big Concerts plan to compensate the victims who couldn’t attend the show.
UPDATE: One woman who was injured has been confirmed dead. Both Big Concerts and Linkin Park have expressed their condolences to the woman’s family, who are yet to be identified. Sad.