Stage collapse at Spain’s Medusa festival leaves 1 dead, dozens injured

One person was killed and dozens were injured after a stage collapsed during a dance performance festival near Valencia, Spain, early Saturday morning (August 13).

Emergency authorities in the Valencia region said a “strong gust” in the town of Cullera damaged part of the main stage at Medusa Festival around. 4 local time Associated Press reports. Around 40 festival goers were taken to hospital, three of them with serious injuries.

The multi-day music event featured stages David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and other. Around 50,000 people were present when the horrific incident took place.

“We are completely devastated and horrified by what happened this morning. The management of Medusa Festival would like to express our deep and sincere condolences to the family and friends affected by the fatal consequences that occurred last night,” Medusa Festival’s organizers signed on Facebook.

“It is a day of sadness and respect for those affected. And they want us for everything they need. We also make his excruciating suffering our own.”

Valencia regional president Ximo Puig took to social media on Saturday to share his condolences with the victim’s loved ones.

“A terrible accident that shocks us all. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young man who died early this morning at the Medusa Festival in Cullera,” Puig tweeted.

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