20 people were injured, one of them fatally, after advertising scaffolding collapsed earlier tonight (Wednesday, November 7) before a LINKIN PARK
concert at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.
Strong winds are believed to have caused the scaffolding to collapse outside the stadium just before 7:00 p.m. local time, with the majority of the injured being women doing promotional work.
"The City's emergency services, including doctors, paramedics and disaster risk management staff assisted immediately," reads a statement released by the City of Cape Town.
"The injured were treated on scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.
"The remainder of the structure was dismantled and the commanding officer at the Venue Operations Centre declared the event site safe shortly afterwards."LINKIN PARK
has since issued the following statement regarding the incident:
"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."
A raw video of the aftermath of the energy-drink branding-tower collapse can be seen below.