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Five die as storm hits festival

At least five people have been killed at the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium after a sudden storm caused two stages to collapse, reports say.

At least five people have been killed at the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium after a sudden storm caused two stages to collapse, reports say.

Television pictures from the scene, about 50 miles (80km) east of Brussels, showed fallen stage rigging and people scrambling for cover.

About 60,000 people were believed to be at the event, one of Europe's largest outdoor festivals.

Matt Cole reports.

  • 19 Aug
  • From the section Europe