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RUSTENBURG - A woman who fell to her death at the Mmabatho stadium during the Mahika Mahikeng Festival has been identified, North West police said on Monday.

Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said she was identified by her family as Lesego Oratile Khukhwane, 18, of Montshiwa, Mahikeng.

Khukhwane plummeted to her death in the early hours of Saturday at the Mmabatho stadium.

"The woman was treated by a doctor and paramedics, but she sadly passed on and was certified dead on the scene after she allegedly fell from the stadium stand," said Brigadier Mokgwabone. 

She apparently fell from the grand stand where she had taken shelter from the pouring rain.

Revellers ran to the grand stand and other invaded VIP tents when the rain sent them packing, they had been dancing on the field when the a rain cloud burst above them.

Police have opened an inquest.

African News Agency (ANA)