A slew of Miami police and fire rescue crews are on their way to Bayfront Park downtown Miami to respond to the collapse of a stage during a sound check for tomorrow’s start of the Ultra Music Festival.
Sources say there are several injuries. Three people are in ambulances on their way to area hospitals and several other people are being treated at the scene.
Crowds estimated at around 60,000 people per night are expected at the park starting tomorrow for the giant DJ festival.
The event, possibly the biggest electronic music festival in the world, takes place over the next two weekend and features DJing’s biggest names, including Afrojack, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg,Swedish House Mafia and more.
Sound checks, which have become popular for fans who don’t want to fight the crowds, started last night on the stages sets up in the waterfront park.
8:45 p.m. UPDATE: The Gossip Extra man at the scene says there could be as many as 20 people injured in tonight’s collapse of a stage at the Ultra Music Festival!
8:56 p.m. UPDATE: A law enforcement source says that one of those injured in tonight’s collapse of a stage at the Ultra Music Festival downtown Miami is not expected to survive. What’s more, Miami authorities have notified the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the accident. OSHA investigators are expected at the scene within hours.
9:20 p.m. UPDATE: The Miami Herald reports that the accident could have been caused by falling lighting equipment.