A teenage girl who suffered a heart attack during the Big Day Out festival in Sydney, Australia last Friday has died, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The girl, identified only as Jessica, is b
A teenage girl who suffered a heart attack during the Big Day Out festival in Sydney, Australia last Friday has died, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The girl, identified only as Jessica, is believed to have fainted and been subsequently crushed as the huge crowd surged forward during Limp Bizkit's performance, the paper said. A full investigation into the events is ongoing.
In a statement released late today (Jan. 31), Limp Bizkit said, "We are devestated that Jessica died and really nothing can describe the sadness and anguish we are feeling. We offer sympathy, prayer,s and compassion to her family and friends. The loss of her life will impact ours forever."
As previously reported, sweltering heat contributed to 600 members of the 55,000-strong crowd being treated for exhaustion. Two individuals also suffered broken limbs, according to ambulance officers. Chalking up the tragedy to promoters' failure to implement their suggested security plan, Limp Bizkit abruptly left the tour and flew back to the United States.
Big Day Out organizers expressed their "deepest sympathy at the tragic death" of the girl. "Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and friends in this time of deep sorrow," the statement said.
Over the weekend, Limp Bizkit issued a statement saying, "We'd like to express our tremendous sorrow over the injuries suffered by our fans during the Big Day Out concert. Concern for fan's safety and well-being is our first priority, and to have people hurt during what is supposed to be an enjoyable and unifying experience affects us profoundly."