1 Dead After Stage for Madonna Show Collapses

Marseille show canceled after construction calamity
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2009 1:08 PM CDT
Madonna performs on stage, during her Sticky and Sweet tour at London's O2 arena, July 4, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – One person was killed and six injured today when a stage being built for a French stop of Madonna’s tour collapsed, the BBC reports. Construction workers were assembling the stage at a Marseille stadium when it “started shaking and collapsing,” allowing most of the workers to get clear, a city councilman said. The concert, planned for Sunday, has been canceled.