One particular person is lifeless and 17 are injured after a staged collapsed on the Medusa Pageant close to Valencia, Spain. As CNN reviews, three of the victims are in severe situation.
The tragedy passed off Saturday morning at 4:18 a.m. native time, officers stated. “As a result of a powerful gust of wind, the principle entrance and the principle stage of the Medusa Pageant in Cullera fell to the bottom,” stated a spokesperson. The person who died was a 22-year-old concertgoer.
There have been roughly 50,000 individuals on the pageant when the catastrophe occurred, and it took 40 minutes to evacuate individuals from the grounds.
Pageant organizers shared an announcement on Saturday by way of Fb, sending condolences to these affected and asserting the rest of the six-day occasion was canceled.
“It’s a very painful second. Troublesome and heartbreaking. A tremendously unhappy and discouraging second for kin, buddies. A second nobody ought to ever know. It’s also the toughest second that each one of us who make up Medusa Pageant ever consider going via. We stay devastated. Damaged inside. A lot so that nearly no phrases come out,” reads the translated assertion. “Our ideas regularly occupy each a kind of affected, immediately and not directly, by the unlucky, sudden and unavoidable accident that has occurred tonight as a result of excessive and unpredictable inclement climate in the course of the celebration of Medusa Pageant. Our viewers is vital. They’ve positioned their belief in us and have been the basic pillar for us to proceed right here right now. The protection of these attending our occasion has at all times been an absolute precedence for us. Additionally staff and artists. We consider that each one of you who know us know that the principle factor is to guard you all in every of our occasions.”
“For that reason, and since that continues to be our maxim, the Medusa Pageant group has made the choice to definitively cancel our pageant,” it concludes. “The opposed and sudden climate circumstances which are anticipated to proceed all through the day oblige us morally and out of duty to place an finish to our 2022 version. It’s a day of mourning. And respect for these affected. … Once more, we specific our deep and honest condolences. Thanks all on your understanding.”