A DJ is dead after the stage he was performing on collapsed as horrified music fans watched on during the Atmosphere Festival in Esteio, Brazil, on Sunday afternoon.
According to NPR, 30-year-old DJ Kaleb Freitas was performing a set during strong winds and looming storm clouds when the stage collapsed and struck him in the head. He was taken to a nearby hospital but pronounced dead upon arrival.
Other people were treated for injuries, but no exact number was available, according to the outlet.
Video of the incident was tweeted out by festival goers, showing the harrowing scene as winds knocked down the ceiling of the stage.
According to Gauchazh, the newspaper of nearby Porto Alegre, 30-year-old DJ Kaleb Freitas was performing when the stage collapsed and was struck by debris. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Others were also reported to have been treated for injuries, though reports conflict on the exact number of those hospitalized.
A statement from Atmosphere’s organizers posted yesterday reads:
“We always cherish the safety of our attendees, following all the processes, reports and authorizations requested by the local authorities,” continuing on to say that “we lost a friend, an artist. Our priority is to assist the wounded and their families.”
video by: DJ Trino
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