1 dead, 19 hurt near South Africa Linkin Park concert

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - A spokeswoman for the South African city of Cape Town says one person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds outside a Linkin Park concert, injuring 19 other people.

Kylie Hatton said Thursday a woman died after being taken to the hospital. She said 19 people were injured, with 12 hospitalized, after the temporary advertising structure collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium. She said police are investigating.

Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington lives in Gilbert, Arizona.

The American rock band said in a statement: "We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries."

Another Valley band, the Kongos, was the opening act for Linkin Park.

The Kongos posted the following statement on their Facebook page : "We are truly sad to learn of the tragic incident outside the stadium last night. We understand that gale-force winds knocked over an advertising tower and several were injured, one of whom passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and all those who were injured."

Linkin Park said they had no relationship with the sponsor or entity responsible for the structure.

The band will perform in Johannesburg Nov. 10.

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