During Linkin Park’s performance at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, heavy winds knocked over an advertising tower, killing one concert-goer and injuring nineteen other fans. According to Fact, “the unnamed woman died in hospital; the band continued playing after the incident, and were only made aware of its severity afterwards.”
Linkin Park offered their condolences on their Facebook page. Here’s what the post had to say:
“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.”
This is just one of many such high-profile incidents this year, following in the wake of trampling at a Steve Aoki concert, two separate stabbings on Swedish House Mafia’s final tour, and the death of Radiohead’s drum tech after a stage collapse.