Woman Dies After Fall at Roskilde Festival


A woman has died after falling from a 98-foot  tower at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. A man was also injured in the same fall.  

The victims have not been publicly identified, reports the Associated Press. But police say the woman was from Berlin and 35 years old, according to the Roskilde Festival website.

Witnesses have indicated no foul play was involved.

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Tragedy last struck the Roskilde Festival in 2000, when eight people died and 43 were injured during Pearl Jam’s set. The crowd surged toward the stage, trampling members of the audience. A ninth person later died from injuries sustained during the rush.

In a report to Danish Parliament, the police blamed the deaths on Pearl Jam, saying the band had a history of inciting violence in their crowds. Pearl Jam’s manager said a tragedy had occurred, but the band could not be blamed.

Started in 1971 and lasting four days, Roskilde is the largest rock festival in Denmark. 75,000 people purchased tickets to this year’s festival, with headliners including Artic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, M.I.A., the Strokes and PJ Harvey.

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