On Saturday morning, the Medusa Festival in Valencia, Spain, experienced high winds over 51 mph, leading to a part of the main stage collapsing.
It cost the life of one and injured dozens of festivalgoers, according to Reuters and BBC. The extreme weather has also affected other infrastructure at the EDM festival.
After the incident, the festival grounds were evacuated, and organizers called off the rest of the shows included in the event.
Among those wounded, three underwent extreme trauma injuries, and 14 suffered minor injuries, said the regional emergency services. As per Reuters, 32 individuals were brought to the hospital.
In an interview with Spanish media, one festival attendee said, “We are in a state of shock. It could have been me; it could have been anyone.”
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Medusa Festival Organizers Extends Condolences
The organizers of the Medusa Festival expressed their disappointment and extended their grief to the families and friends of those who died and were injured in the incident, releasing a statement on a social media platform.
“We are completely devastated and dismayed at what happened last morning. The management of Medusa Festival would like to express our deep and sincere condolences to the family and friends affected by the fatal consequences that occurred last night,” the festival’s organizers said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“It is a day of mourning and respect for those affected. And they will have us for everything they need. His unbearable suffering, we also make ours.”
The 2022 lineup of the Medusa Festival were Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, and more.
DJ Miguel Serna performed on stage for his scheduled set during the incident.
“It was a very tense few minutes; I’ve never experienced anything like it before,” Serna said in an Instagram story. “The tragedy happened just at the end of my session on the main stage, just below it, which was the most affected. It was a few moments of horror. I am still in shock.”
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