Spanish authorities say one person has been killed and dozens more injured at an outdoor music festival in eastern Spain when part of a temporary concert stage collapsed in strong wind.

Iran PressEurope: One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said.

Emergency services for the Valencia region said a “strong gust of wind” knocked off parts of the Medusa Festival stage structure at around 4 a.m. local time. About 40 people needed to be taken to the hospital, including three with serious injuries.

Organizers of the music festival said in a statement that they had ordered the concert grounds cleared when the wind intensified.

Other infrastructure was also damaged when the gusts battered the festival held in the east coast town of Cullera, south of Valencia.


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