Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One Fan Dies and Several Injured at Linkin Park’s South Africa Show

Wow, how tragic!

Apparently mayhem ensued in Cape Town, South Africa at a Linkin Park concert on Wedsnesday night. A female fan tragically died and about 20 other people were hurt when an adveritising structure collapsed prior to the concert due to high winds.

Someone should get fired for this! Why wasn't this structure tested to ensure that it can withstand this type of weather?

The wind gusts are said to have caused a temporary scaffolding structure to collapse onto fans who were on their way into the concert, but the show went on as scheduled. Linkin Park learned of the tragedy shortly after the concert ended. Should the concert have gone on with this tragedy?

Following the show, Linkin Park posted a message on their official website expressing their condolences to the family of the deceased fan and their concern for those injured:
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.
Craziness! Sending prayers to the familes and people affected by the tragedy.

I know the saying is "the show must go on" but damn. I really think the show should have been cancelled given the circumstances, what do you guys think?

1 comment

  1. The lady died in hospital and the temporary advertising scaffolding which fell had been cleared by the city's structural engineering dept. The gusts of wind were very high, and I believe it was an accident.


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