Seven-storey collapse in a Swedish concert hall: two dead
Two people were killed and another injured at a concert hall in Uppsala on Tuesday when one fell seven floors and injured two bystanders, police said.
A thousand spectators gathered at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, a contemporary multi-storey building where a concert was to be held in honor of the famous Swedish pop group ABBA.
“We have received a call about a person who jumped or fell from a great height inside the Uppsala Center Concert Hall,” a spokesman told AFP. ‘Uppsala.
The concert hall foyer had an open space where this person fell from the seventh floor, colliding with two other people. The person who fell, one of them, died and the third was injured.
Clarin added that the latter’s life was not in danger and that he was unable to provide details of the deceased because their relatives were not informed.
The police cordoned off the room so as not to “miss any witnesses”, but the building was already deserted.
“It’s too early to tell if a crime has been committed,” Clarin said.
The drama took place before 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT) when the spectators arrived. The concert was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but was canceled after the fatal fall.
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