Two die after man falls seven floors at Uppsala concert hall

Two die after man falls seven floors at Uppsala concert hall
The Uppsala concert hall, where 1,000 people had gathered for a tribute concert to Abba legends Björn and Benny. Photo: William Brunius/TT
UPDATED: Two people died after an elderly man fell seven floors at a concert venue in Uppsala, central Sweden, hitting another.

Around 1,000 people had gathered at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress hall which was hosting a tribute concert to Abba legends Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson with covers of their famous songs from the group and various musicals.

“We received a call about someone having either jumped or fallen from a high altitude inside the concert hall in central Uppsala,” police spokesman Magnus Jansson Klarin told AFP.

The concert hall has an open space in the foyer and the person fell from the seventh floor and hit another man.

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The person who fell, a man in his 80s, as well as a man in his 60s who was hit, died. Police initially said that a third person was injured, but retracted that later on Wednesday.

Police first closed off the concert hall and interviewed witnesses before the cordon was lifted and people sent home.

The incident occurred before 7pm as people were arriving for the concert that was scheduled to start at 7.30pm. The concert was cancelled.

On Wednesday afternoon, police told regional newspaper UNT that the incident was not suspicious, but not an accident.

“The picture [that has emerged] is that it wasn’t an accident that caused the man to fall. Nothing indicates that he wanted to injure other people,” said police spokesperson Johan Thalberg.

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