Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Uruguay: freed Guantanamo detainees try to adjust to normal life

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

Read more

FOCUS

China: A tense Christmas in Wenzhou

Read more

DEBATE

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

Read more

WEB NEWS

Gaza children draw what their future will look like

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Catholic cardinals get coal for Christmas from Pope Francis

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

François Hollande's Christmas wish list

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Embedded with the Islamic State Group

Read more

France

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

COMMENT(S)