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One lifeless, 17 injured after stage collapse at Spanish music competition

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Catastrophe struck on the Medusa Pageant within the city of Cullera close to Valencia at 4:18 a.m. native time “resulting from a robust gust of wind,” they mentioned.Early Saturday morning competition administration introduced that the competition had been suspended.”Because of inclement climate occurring within the early hours of Aug. 13, 2022, and with the intention of guaranteeing the safety of the concert-goers, staff and artists gathered on the Medusa Pageant, the competition group suspends its exercise in the interim,” competition administration mentioned on Instagram. “The competition web site is cleared as a preventative measure with the intention of facilitating the work of the emergency and safety providers on the Medusa Festiva,” it added. Movies posted on social media early Saturday confirmed sturdy winds and constructions falling from the stage as giant crowds of competition attendees have been evacuated. The Valencia part of Spain’s nationwide climate service (AEMET) mentioned on Twitter that heat breezes have been producing very sturdy gusts of wind and abrupt will increase in temperature. Round 3 a.m. native time, the temperature was a blistering 40.5 Celsius (104.9 levels Fahrenheit) on the Alicante-Elche airport, simply south of the live performance web site, on the Mediterranean coast — with winds measuring 82 kilometers (round 50 miles) per hour.Temperatures have been hovering throughout Europe with droughts declared in a number of elements of England and wildfires in France.

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