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DJ Kaleb Freitas killed as stage collapses at Brazilian electronic music festival

By | Published on Tuesday 19 December 2017

Atmosphere Festival

A DJ was killed when a stage collapsed at Brazil’s Atmosphere Festival on Sunday. Kaleb Freitas was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and died soon afterwards.

The event had gone ahead despite a severe weather warning, and video of the incident shows the site being hit by high winds. An investigation has now been launched into what exactly caused the stage to collapse. In addition to the death of Freitas, three more were injured during the incident.

In a statement, the festival said: “We are grieving. We have lost a friend, an artist. Our priority now is to assist the injured and their families. Meanwhile we thank the military and the fire department for all their assistance”.

The statement added: “We always value the safety of our audience and follow all the processes requested by local authorities”.



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