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Radiohead Cancel Concert After Stage Collapse Kills One And Seriously Injures Another

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A stage intended for a Radiohead concert collapsed at Downsview Park in Toronto | AP

UPDATE: The drum technician who was killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a Radiohead concert in Toronto in Canada has been named as Scott Johnson.

Mr Johnson, 33, from Doncaster in Yorkshire, died when the top portion of the stage fell in on him as he was setting up for the show.

The British rock band Radiohead cancelled a concert after their stage collapsed killing one person and seriously injuring another.

The show in Toronto, Canada, was scrapped after the accident, which happened as the stage was being set up.

The band, who come from Oxfordshire, said tickets for the sell-out Downsview Park performance would be refunded.

A statement on the band's website said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances the radiohead show at downsview park tonight has been cancelled.

"Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Further information is to follow."

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke: The band's concert at Downsview Park was sold out

Toronto Police posted the news on their Twitter page and asked people to stay away from the area.

In another message, police said: "We are not confirming the number or nature of injures at this time at #Downsview Park. We will provide that later when all facts are in."

One picture posted on the website showed the collapsed scaffolding of the stage.

Along with the picture Jason Ip tweeted: "Radiohead stage collapse. People were underneath and we're getting sent away from the site."

Gennelle Smith also tweeted a picture of the sunken stage with the message: "It's insane to see this happen firsthand. Workers jumping out but it was just too quick for others."