According to CNN, the tragedy took place Saturday morning at 4:18 a.m. local time, when high winds caused a portion of the main stage to collapse. The incident resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man, and left approximately 40 others injured; of those, three people suffered serious injuries, BBC reports.
“We are completely devastated and dismayed at what happened last morning,”the festival said in a statement released via social media. “The management of Medusa Festival would like to express our deep and sincere condolences to the family and friends affected by the fatal consequences that occurred last night. It is a day of mourning and respect for those affected. And they will have us for everything they need. His unbearable suffering we also make ours.”
The EDM festival, which began on Wednesday and was scheduled to run until Monday, featured sets from Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, and more.
DJ Miguel Serna was performing onstage when the stage collapsed. In a subsequent post on his Instagram Story, Serna said he was “still in shock.”
“It was a very tense few minutes, I’ve never experienced anything like it before,” he said. “The tragedy happened just at the end of my session on the main stage, just below it, which was the most affected. It was a few moments of horror. I am still in shock.”