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Woman dies at Roskilde after falling from 100 foot high tower

Organisers describe incident as 'very tragic'

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A woman has died at Danish music festival Roskilde after falling from a 100 foot (30 metres) high tower during the event.

The woman, who has yet to be formally identified, but is known to be aged between 25 and 30, fell from a tower which was being used as the starting point for an aerial ride run by one of the festival's sponsors, according to BBC News.

Mads Mikkelsen, organiser of the festival, said that the accident was "very tragic", but that he would not be commenting further until he was informed of all the facts from the incident by police. The police themselves have said they are still investigating the accident and have yet to comment on what the cause may be.



This is the second major incident to affect the Danish festival in recent years. In 2000 nine crowd members were crushed to death after crowd trouble during a set from Pearl Jam.

Roskilde concluded last night (July 3) after featuring performances from Kings Of Leon, PJ Harvey and Arctic Monkeys across the weekend.

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