Three die after storm hits festival
AT LEAST three people were killed and more than 70 others injured when a storm hit an open-air music festival in Belgium today, an official said.
Video from the site near the town of Hasselt, about 50 miles ( 80km) east of Brussels, showed stage equipment dangling in high winds as rain-soaked concert-goers at the Pukkelpop festival ran for cover.
More t han 20 ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
Hugo Simons, Hasselt’s head of emergency planning, told VRT radio that 11 people were seriously injured while 60 other suffered slight injuries as a result of the storm.