One person died and dozens more were injured early Saturday as powerful winds hit a music festival near the Spanish resort of Valencia, causing the stage to partially collapse, medics said.
The incident occurred shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the Medusa Circus of Madness dance music festival on Cullera beach, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Valencia.
"At 4:18 am, part of the stage at Medusa Festival collapsed in Cullera due to a strong gust of wind," emergency services said on Twitter.
"One person died and three were seriously hurt with multiple injuries," it said, indicating 14 others sustained light injuries. The health authorities later raised the toll to 40 injured.
(Cover: Staff members clean the venue of Medusa Festival, an electronic music festival, after high winds caused part of a stage to collapse, in Cullera, near Valencia, Spain, August 13, 2022. /Reuters)