Based on a recent report published by Reuters, the British band Radiohead canceled their show in Toronto after parts of the stage collapsed on Saturday. The members of the band are alright, but one person was killed and three others were injured during the incident.
Fans in Toronto were waiting for the British band Radiohead to perform at the Downsview Park on Saturday when all their fun was spoiled by an unexpected incident. According to the police report, a section of the stage collapsed around 4 p.m. local time during rehearsals and sound checks. One person died during the incident, whereas three others were rushed to the hospital to get medical treatment.
The concert was supposed to start with Canadian musician, Dan Snaith’s performance, but the police was unable to find out whether he was on stage at the time of the incident or not. Live Nation, the company that was in charge with the promotion of the concert did not release any statement. They only announced fans that the concert was cancelled making no other comments.
Toronto police spokesman Sergeant Tim Burrows agreed to speak with Reuters reporters about the incident. He explained that almost 20 people were in the vicinity of the stage when it collapsed. A 30-year-old man who was conducting sound checks was killed at the scene and another person was hit in the head and had to be immediately taken to the hospital. The other two victims had less serious injuries, so they received medical treatment on the spot.
Authorities are undergoing an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Judging by the images and videos that were posted on the Internet after the mishap, it looks like a metal section of the stage collapsed in the middle of the concert platform.
Radiohead did not speak with the press after the accident. They will be hosting concerts in various international locations, all summer long, but their reps did not say if the band will reschedule the show in Toronto.