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Fan Dies Before Linkin Park Concert

Fan Dies Before Linkin Park Concert
Posted Thursday, November 8th 2012 @ 12pm

A woman died from injuries she suffered after temporary scaffolding fell due to high winds just before a Linkin Park concert outside of Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nineteen others were injured and the concert went ahead.  The band did not learn of the incident until after their show.  Linkin Park expressed condolences on their Facebook page:

"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."

Linkin Park will perform a show in Johannesburg, South Africa before heading home.  They are expected to tour Australia starting in February.

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