HOUSTON - June 16, 2012 - At approximately 4 PM ET, tragedy stuck at Toronto’s Downsview Park. The concert stage Radiohead was scheduled to perform on this evening collapsed, as thousands of fans were already lining up outside venue gates. One person was killed in the accident and three others were injured, including one reported to be in serious condition at a local hospital.
Preliminary reports state that Radiohead band members were not on the stage at the time, however their crew was. Busy setting up in preparation for tonight’s show, they were anticipating a crowd of over 40,000 fans. As a result of the accident, Radiohead has canceled their concert, advised fans not to visit the venue, and stated that tickets would be reimbursed shortly.
It is unclear what caused the collapse. Despite fair weather and clear skies, a large portion of the the roof above the outdoor stage fell, resulting in the death and serious injury of those working below.
More details are pending.
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