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ABBA tribute gig in Sweden: Two dead after man falls seven storeys at concert in Uppsala

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Two people were killed and another injured after a man fell seven storeys at a concert in Sweden that was paying homage to the iconic pop group ABBA.

Police said an 80-year-old fell into the open foyer of the building in Uppsala, striking two spectators. The one who fell and one of the two who were hit, a 60-year-old, died. A third person, a woman also in her sixties, was injured, but her life is not in danger.

Around 1,000 people had gathered at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress for the tribute concert.

“We received a call regarding a person who either jumped or fell from a great height inside the concert hall in central Uppsala,” said Magnus Jansson Klarin, a spokesperson at the police department.

The drama took place before 7 pm as the spectators arrived at the concert, which was later cancelled.

In a statement released late on Tuesday, police said they “currently have no reason to believe that a crime has been committed in connection with the man’s fall”.

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