One person was killed and dozens injured in an accident at the Medusa Festival
On Saturday, August 13, a stage collapse at the Medusa Festival in Spain left one dead and numerous injured. The main entrance and part of the stage collapsed at 4:18 a.m. due to a strong gust of wind, according to festival organizers. Festival planners decided to cancel the event due to the incident.
DJ Miguel Serna performed as the stage collapsed and there were 50,000 spectators. According to reports, 40 people were transported to hospital, three of whom suffered serious injuries.
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More than 40 people were injured and one person died at the Medusa Festival in Spain.
Serna commented on the tragedy on his Instagram story after the incident. He explained:
“Those few minutes were tense; I’ve never been through anything like this before. The disaster happened just as my presentation was ending on the main stage, and those closest to it sustained the most serious injuries (area). There were a couple of horrible moments and I’m still in disbelief.
CNN quoted a representative from the festival as saying:
The main entrance and main stage of the Cullera Medusa Festival were destroyed by a strong gust of wind.
The representative claimed it took nearly 40 minutes to clear the site as there were 50,000 people there. Videos from fans showed the storm that brought down the substage, as well as efforts by security personnel to clear the area.
Stage collapse at Medusa Festival leaving one dead and numerous injured.
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High winds collapsed part of a stage early Saturday, killing one man and injuring at least 40 others.
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Videos posted by fans show parts of the stage being blown away due to strong gusts of wind. Chaos is observed as the pieces fall into the audience. Those leaving the platform are seen shouting the names of loved ones.
But the planners of the event did not anticipate the accident. They discussed the disaster, saying in a recent post that it was inevitable:
“This is a very stressful time. painful and challenging. A very sad and depressing time for family and friends. A moment no one should ever experience. Also, it’s the most difficult time that any of us who are at Medusa Festival have ever imagined. We still feel terrible. So damaged inside that words can hardly be spoken.
The organizers added that they continue to think of the victims and those affected:
“Our audience matters. They have placed their trust in us and have been the main support in keeping us here today. Our primary goal has always been the safety of participants during our event. In addition, workers and creative people. We think everyone who knows us understands that safety is the number one concern at all of our events.
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The Cullera Medusa Festival was canceled due to the effects of the wind, which also resulted in one death and 32 hospitalizations.
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The speakers concluded with the following announcement:
For this reason and because this remains our guiding principle, the Medusa Festival Organization has decided to cancel our festival permanently. We are ethically and legally obliged to close our 2022 edition due to the adverse and unexpected weather conditions expected to continue throughout the day.
Ximo Puig, the Regional President of Valencia, offered his condolences to the victim’s family. He explained:
“A terrible incident that shocked us all. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who passed away earlier this morning during the Medusa Festival in Cullera.
Medusa defined itself as a beach dance music festival when it made the announcement for the occasion. The festival features mainstream and underground DJs, as well as well-known artists from the EDM, house, techno and trance music scene. The spectacular staging on the golden dunes, designed around the theme of each edition, was described on the ticket page as one of the festival’s biggest investments.
Afrojack, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Steve Aoki and others performed at the Medusa event. Since 2014, the festival has been held on Cullera Beach in Valencia, Spain. The festival is organized around a range of themes, some of which include ‘Invaders’ and ‘The Mystery of Wonderland’ among others.