( 4UMF NEWS ) Stage Collapse At Radiohead Concert:
A massive stage collapse hours before a Radiohead concert was to begin Saturday left one person dead and three others injured, officials said.
The venue said on its website that the sold-out concert was canceled.
Fire Services Platoon Chief Tony Bellavance said officials were alerted to a person trapped under the rubble and crews assisted in extracting the victim. “It was a crushing injury that killed the man,” he said.
Police spokesman Tony Vella said crew were setting up the stage when it collapsed.
“They were setting up when the top portion collapsed on top of them. Unfortunatly, four people were hurt. The remainder of the people, when they heard the stage coming down, ran from the area,” Vella said.
“There was a loud crash and it sounded like sheet metal and lightning and we just saw the stage collapse,” Lalas said.
Radiohead tweeted that “due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s concert at downsview park tonight has been canceled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue.”