One particular person has been killed and dozens injured after excessive winds induced elements of the principle stage at a music pageant in Spain to break down, officers stated.
Robust winds hit the stage on the Medusa Pageant, a six-day dance music occasion close to the Spanish metropolis of Valencia, within the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency companies stated.
About 40 individuals wanted to be taken to hospital, three of them significantly, regional well being companies stated.
The nationwide climate company AEMET stated gusts throughout the night time reached 51 mph at Alicante airport within the Valencia area.
“We’re completely devastated and saddened by what occurred this morning,” organizers stated in a press release on the pageant’s Fb web page.
It stated sudden “extreme robust winds” destroyed the pageant grounds round 4am and “uncommon” climate situations induced harm to numerous infrastructure. within the pageant grounds.
Organizers added that the pageant was suspended in the meanwhile and administration was compelled to depart the live performance grounds within the east coast city of Cullera, south of Valencia, for security causes. .
Nationwide broadcaster TVE confirmed pictures of robust winds hitting individuals’s tents in the midst of the night time.