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Monday 28th April 2008

Accident at Abbotsford Church during Starfield concert sees 40 hurt

MORE THAN 40 people were taken to hospital - three with serious injuries - after the floor caved in at a packed concert by Christian rock band Starfield. The accident happened when support acts Bethany Dillon and Shane & Shane were on stage at an Abbotsford, British Columbia, church on Friday 25th April. Said eye witness Kyle Weber, "We were dancing in the front of the stage. The floor just collapsed. All the speakers just fell down [and] crashed a lot of people. . . A lot of people fell through the floor." At least 23 people were sent to MSA Hospital in Abbotsford, while 16 people were diverted to nearby hospitals.

Starfield have made the following announcement: "As you may have heard by now, there was a serious accident at our concert last night and many young people were injured. At this moment we are consumed with concern and compassion for those who were injured, especially for those who were described to be in serious condition. Our hearts are with them. We ask that you join us in prayer for them. As a less important side note, none of the members of our tour were injured in the accident. The band would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of encouragement and support that we are receiving." CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by J T in Abbotsford, BC, Canada @ 23:03 on Apr 29 2008

I just wanted to clarify that it was the band Starfield who was performing at the time of the accident.

Posted by amanda in abbotsford @ 15:16 on Apr 29 2008

wow im so gald no one was killed, i knew so many ppl that fell in. one of them was VERY injured

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