Spanish pop star killed in freak concert firework accident

Joana Sainz Garcia died in front of 1,000 spectators


By News Desk September 03, 2019
PHOTO: PRONES 1SL

An unfortunate freak incident has taken the life of Spanish singer Joana Sainz Garcia, as she was hit by an exploding firework during a concert.

The 30-year old pop star was struck by a cartridge from a pyrotechnic device, which knocked her unconscious at around 2 am local time. After paramedics took Joana to a hospital near the Spanish capital of Madrid, she was pronounced dead, reported Independent.

It was reported that Joana was performing during the final night of a four-day festival in the Avila province, Las Berlanas, accompanied by the Super Hollywood Orchestra.

Approximately 1,000 people watched on as the incident occurred when the performance was immediately halted. A doctor and nurse, believed to be in the audience, attended to the singer while they waited for paramedics to arrive.

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According to Spanish newspaper El Norte de Castilla, Prones 1SL – the promoter of Super Hollywood Orchestra – called the incident "unfortunate” and said the cause was likely a manufacturing error.

“From the direction of the company Prones 1SL agency that represents the Super Hollywood Orchestra and all our staff, musicians, assembly and artists in general, [we] express our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends for the loss of our colleague Joana,” Prones 1SL said. "She always showed exemplary behaviour, both personal and artistic, in addition to a great human quality. It's going to be for all of us very difficult to overcome her absence."

Footage circulating over social media is believed to show the moment the deadly explosion happened.


video courtesy: Avilared com

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