Man dies, kills another in fall at ABBA tribute concert


Two men died when one fell seven stories at a concert hall in Sweden and landed on the other, authorities said.

The 80-year-old man crashed to the lobby as the audience waited for an ABBA tribute concert to begin Tuesday night at the Uppsala Konsert and Kongress venue near Stockholm, police said.

A 60-year-old man who was struck in the fall later died, police said. He was with a woman who was hurt but her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

It’s unclear what caused the fatal incident, but police said they do not suspect foul play.

The venue announced that it would be closed until Friday out of respect to the victims.

“We are all shocked by the tragic accident and our thoughts go to the deceased, their relatives and their families,” a message on the website said.

The interior lobby of the concert venue with police inside.
Security guards are seen in the venue lobby following the accident.
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MTLive, the event company that organized the concert, said that “everyone is in shock.”

“Unfortunately, we have to announce that a terrible event has happened. What we know is that someone jumped [or] fell high in the arena and hit other people,” the company said.

“Right now we don’t know much more, everyone is in shock,” organizers added.

With Post wires

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