Singer Chester Bennington (C), bassist Phoenix and guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Korina Lopez, USA TODAY
A woman was killed and 19 others injured right before a Linkin Park concert in Capetown, South Africa, according to reports from the BBC, the New York Times and Associated Press.
The scaffolding was built to display a Lucozade billboard, which fell down during high winds, landing on the concertgoers. Linkin Park, who have been major proponents of establishing safety stands for temporary stages in the U.S. said that they have no connection with Lucozade or the group responsible for building the structure. They also released a statement expressing their sentiment.
"We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries," they said in a statement.
According to News24, a South African news outlet, the scaffolding had been certified as safe before the show. The band members say they had no idea about the accident until after their show.
Linkin Park is currently on tour in South Africa and will return to the U.S. next week for the American Music Awards.