Spain said one person was killed and 40 others were injured, as a result of the collapse of part of a stage at a dance music festival near the city of Valencia in the east of the country, at dawn today, Saturday.
Local emergency services mentioned that part of the stage had fallen due to high winds, which hit the site of the massive six-day electronic music festival in the coastal town of Colera in southern Valencia, Spain.
Terrible lo que ha ocurrido anoche en Medusa Festival de Cullera. Las fuertes rachas de viento le cuesta la vida a una persona y hay un número indeterminado de heridos #medusafestival #Cullera #medusa pic.twitter.com/nUcLkGrz0F
— AⓂE (@alonso_amd) August 13, 2022
ATENCIÓ 9.12 h: Un mort i 17 ferits al Medusa Festival a Cullera, al País Valencià.
👉🏻 Una violenta tempesta, aquesta matinada, ha fet caure diverses estructures de l’escenari sobre el públic.
👉🏻 El festival de música electrònica està suspès temporalment. pic.twitter.com/OgIEJnAijx
— Sergi Maraña (@SergiMaranya) August 13, 2022
The emergency department indicated that the deceased was a 22-year-old man who had fallen on a part of the festival stage and that three of the wounded were seriously bruised, and 14 others suffered from minor bruises.
Later, the authorities reported that a total of 40 people had received medical care following the accident.
Videos circulating online showed the pioneers of the “Medusa 2022” electronic dance festival, on Colera Beach, trying to escape from the storm that suddenly blew in.
— Dstyle Zaragoza (@DStyleZgz) August 13, 2022