ABBA releases statement following deaths at concert hall in Uppsala, Sweden

sweden uppsala concert congress hallPhoto: William Brunius/TT / NTB

Two people died and at least one was injured after a fall accident at the Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall in Sweden. The incident occured 30 minutes before an ABBA tribute concert was scheduled to begin.

On Tuesday, two men died and one woman was injured in what appears to be a fall accident in Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall.

According to police, the men died when one either jumped or fell from the seventh floor of the concert hall and landed on the other man. The police added that they currently have no reason to believe that there is anything criminal related to the case.

The incident occured ahead of show “Thank You For the Music,” a tribute to ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson‘s.

Due to the tragedy, ABBA postponed the publication of their next concert trailer until Thursday. The trailer release will feature brand new footage ahead of the group’s concerts in London next year.

“In the light of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night, we have decided to hold off on releasing our concert trailer until tomorrow,” ABBA wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

BBC reported that MTLive, the event company planning the show, wrote on their Facebook page that “everyone is in shock”.

“Unfortunately, we have to announce that a terrible event has happened. What we know is that someone jumped [or] fell high in the arena and hit other people,” the company said according to BBC.

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