Three die af­ter storm hits fes­ti­val

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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