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EDM Stage Collapse Causes Death + Injuries In Spain

During an EDM festival featuring headliners David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Afrojack, one person was killed and some 40 people were injured after high winds caused a section of the main stage to collapse at Valencia, Spain’s Medusa Festival.

On Saturday morning (8.013) the organizers of the 2022 Medusa Festival confirmed that the remainder of the event would be canceled after “violent strong winds” reaching 50 miles per hour swept onto event site at approximately 4:18 a.m. local time during a set by DJ Miguel Serna. 

In an Instagram story on Saturday (via Reuters) Serna wrote “It was a tense few minutes, I’ve never experienced anything like it before,” “The tragedy happened just at the end of my session on the main stage, just below it, which was the most affected (area). It was a few moments of horror, I am still in shock.”

Videos from the Medusa Festival confirm the high winds and a dust storm wreaked havoc on the festival grounds, and threatened to topple massive video screens. Spanish authorities are also seen evacuating the area with 50,000 people in the vicinity of the festival at the time of the incident, CNN reported.

Taking to Facebook the Medusa organizers wrote “We are completely devastated and dismayed at what happened last 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.” “It is a day of mourning and respect for those affected. And they will have us for everything they need. His unbearable suffering we also make ours.”

“A terrible accident that shocks all of us. I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young man who died early this morning at the Medusa Festival in Cullera,” Ximo Puig, president of the Valencia regional government, said in a statement Saturday.

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Author: Al Denté

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