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Fan Killed Outside Linkin Park Concert

11/08/2012
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A fan was killed and an estimated 20 fans were injured outside of Linkin Park's concert last night (November 7th) in Cape Town, South Africa after wind gusts caused a temporary scaffolding structure used for advertising to collapse.

The band did not know about the tragedy and played the show as scheduled but issued the following statement on their website after the show:

"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."

Update: More details have surfaced. We learned that the tragedy happened outside of the stadium where the band was performing. It as an adverting tower that collapsed. We will have a follow up story on Friday.

Below is some video footage of the collapse:

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