Wind causes havoc at Linkin Park show

Johannesburg - Twenty people were injured at a concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening when a temporary scaffolding structure collapsed due to high winds, the city said.

“The injured were treated on the scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention,” said spokesperson Kylie Hatton.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington is in the Mother City with the band for a concert at the Cape Town Stadium. The show went ahead as planned on Wednesday night, despite rough weather that saw a temporary structure outside the stadium fall over in high winds. File photo: Carolyn Kaster. Credit: Associated Press

She said the temporary structure was a branding activation, located adjacent to the stadium forecourt on the Cape Town CBD side of the venue.

“The structure had been pre-approved and certified safe by structural engineers prior to the event.

“The remainder of the structure was dismantled and the commanding officer at the Venue Operations Centre declared the event site safe shortly afterwards.”

The American rock band Linkin Park were scheduled to perform at the stadium.

Hatton said the concert was going ahead as planned and all necessary support was being provided to those injured. - Sapa