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2012-11-08 07:42
 
Linkin Park
Cape Town - US rock band Linkin Park have expressed their "heartfelt condolences" to the family of a female fan who was killed on Wednesday night when a branding tower collapsed near the Cape Town Stadium.

It is believed that the woman passed away at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in the city bowl, according to Sapa.

Nineteen others were injured when the advertising tower, reportedly erected by Lucozade, collapsed as near gale-force winds topping 50km/h were registered in the city on Wednesday night.

Writing on their Facebook page, the band said: "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.

"Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy."

The City of Cape Town had certified the structure as safe, adding it was "pre-approved and certified safe, by structural engineers prior to the event".

The incident occurred just before 19:00 and 12 of the injured were taken to hospital. The concert at the Cape Town Stadium went ahead as scheduled.

- Channel24

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