Stage Collapse Prior To Radiohead Show Proves Fatal
One person has been confirmed as dead and another 'seriously injured' after a stage collapsed in the Canadian city of Toronto prior to a Radiohead concert. A further two people have been taken to hospital for minor injuries, but are expected to make a full recovery.
In a public statement, police have said that the person who died was a man in his 30s, but did not reveal his identity. All the victims involved in the tragedy were all part of a team involved with setting up the stage, officials said.
The collapse happened only an hour before the gates were due to open for the concert, which had sold out, with queues already beginning to form outside. Understandable Radiohead were forced to cancel their performance on the night, issuing a statement on their official Twitter page saying that it had to be cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances".
A worker from the concert has spoken to the BBC about the event, saying that after a "couple of minutes of hesitation" no one knew what to do and just how serious the whole thing was until emergency services had arrived.
Approximately 40,000 people were expected to turn up to the sold-out gig, which was also due to feature Canadian musician Caribou - a past collaborator with Radiohead frontman THOM YORKE.