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Pukkelpop Festival Cancelled

The remainder of Pukkelpop Festival has been cancelled after five people being confirmed dead after the tragic stage collapse caused by the severe weather yesterday.

The organizers have made the following statement:

"Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We truly sympathise with the families and friends of the victims.

Words are not enough. We have struggled with the decision to continue the festival. Therefore we have decided to cancel Pukkelpop 2011.

What has happened is very exceptional and could not have been predicted. We are deeply moved by all the spontaneous support the festival goers and the organisation have received.

We call on all Pukkelpoppers to return home calmly. Extra buses and trains have been organised to bring everybody home.

Undoubtedly many of you have many practical questions. That is why we ask you to direct them to

We ask everyone to understand that this decision was extremely difficult to make."

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