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Radiohead Stage Collapses in Toronto Resulting in 1 Dead and Multiple Injuries [VIDEO]

Tragedy struck just prior to a Radiohead concert in Toronto, Canada, today (June 16), when the stage collapsed, killing one person and injuring three more. The incident is the just the latest in a string of concert stage collapses over the past year.

Stage-Collapse at Radiohead Concert in Toronto
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The Radiohead stage collapse occurred while the crew was setting up for the concert scheduled for this evening at Downsview Park. The sold-out concert has been canceled, with Radiohead tweeting out the news as follows: “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue.”

The deceased has not been identified yet and the injured are assumed to be members of the crew that was setting up the stage. According to Toronto fire Capt. Mike Strapko, a “scaffolding-type structure collapsed” about 40 to 60 feet above the main stage area around 4PM, which was one hour before gates were set to open for fans to enter the venue.

“Radiohead concert canceled. There has been an incident, more details forthcoming,” said a post on Downsview Park’s official Facebook page.

Earlier this week, 3 Doors Down and ZZ Top canceled a show because of stage concerns.  In addition, similar events occurred in 2011 at a Cheap Trick concert and Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival.

 

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