Madonna’s stage collapses, 1 dead, 6 injured

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An accident has occurred on a stage being built for Madonna‘s concert in France, killing one person and injuring six, the BBC reported on Thursday.

The roof of the Velodrome stadium in Marseille where the  pop superstar was going to perform on July 19 became unbalanced as it was being lifted by four cranes, toppling one of the cranes which crashed on to the structure below.

The show has been canceled.

“I am devastated to have just received this tragic news,” Madonna said in a statement. “My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news.”

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