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Madonna concert stage collapse kills two

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-19

Two people were killed and at least eight injured after a stage set up for a Madonna concert in Marseille collapsed, forcing the cancellation of a Sunday performance in the French Mediterranean city. The star said she was "devastated" by the news.

Reuters - A British worker died in hospital after he was injured in the collapse of a stage that was being built for a Madonna concert in the southern French city of Marseille, authorities said on Friday.

 

A French worker was killed on the spot when the stage collapsed on Thursday. Eight other workers were injured, of whom five are in a serious condition.

 

U.S. pop star Madonna had been scheduled to give a concert in Marseille on July 19 but the show was cancelled immediately after the collapse.

 

Madonna, who was in Italy at the time, issued a statement saying she was devastated by the news.

 

Marseille city authorities said all the victims worked for a company called Live Nation, which was preparing the show

Date created : 2009-07-17

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