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  • 8 November 2012, 10:54

Linkin Park Fan Killed By Gig Scaffolding

A fan of the US rock band Linkin Park has died after an advertising tower collapsed in strong winds before a concert in South Africa.

The falling scaffolding also injured 20 people waiting for the gig outside the Green Point stadium in Cape Town.

Twelve people were taken to hospital, but one woman later died of her injuries.

Cape Town spokeswoman Kylie Hatton said the advertising hoarding had been certified as safe by structural engineers before the event.

All branding had since been taken down, she said, and the commanding officer at the operation centre declared the event site safe shortly afterwards. The concert was allowed to go ahead as planned.

The rock group expressed "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".

The band said it was not in any way related to the sponsor advertising on the tower or the company that erected it.

 

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