1 dead, 19 hurt outside Linkin Park concert

Chester Bennington, Phoenix and Brad Delson of Linkin Park perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas. Getty

A spokeswoman for the South African city of Cape Town says one person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds outside a Linkin Park concert, injuring 19 other people.

Kylie Hatton said Thursday a woman died after being taken to the hospital. She said 19 people were injured, with 12 hospitalized, after the temporary advertising structure collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium. She said police are investigating.

A injured woman holds her arm as she walks with medical personnel, after she and others were injured outside Linkin Park's concert in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 7, 2012.
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BBC News reports that high winds knocked down temporary scaffolding and a promotional billboard. The band only learned about the incident after the show wrapped.

Linkin Park said in a statement: "Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue. We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries." The band members said they had no relationship with the sponsor or entity responsible for the structure.

The band will perform in Johannesburg Nov. 10 and at the American Music Awards on Nov. 18. Linkin Park has been on the road behind its new album, "Living Things," released in June.

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