A TOTAL of 30 people have been injured after a huge LED screen collapsed onto fans at a rap gig in Germany.
Rapper Casper and hip hop artist Marteria were performing on stage at around 9.20pm when the monitor fell down during stormy weather at the event in Essen.
One gig goer said it was “absolutely chaotic” as people fled in terror with many said to be in tears.
Police said 30 people were injured with two of those with life-threatening injuries.
The German weather service had issued a storm warning at 7.30pm on Saturday with a spokesman saying there had been a “short, but powerful storm”.
Around 20,000 people were at the gig.
A spokesman for the fire department told German publication Spiegel: “The patients are being cared for,” with around 150 people being treated for shock.
The concert was cancelled after the incident so rescue workers could clear the area.
A police statement said: “There are both light and severely injured.
“Some of the injuries are due to falling stage elements.
“Of the 30 injured persons two are in mortal danger. Eight other concertgoers were seriously injured.”
[Source: Jon Rogers/The Sun – original article]
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