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Concert accident investigations continue

The City of Cape Town is hoping to receive a provisional report by the end of November.

Emergency workers attend to a scene where twenty people were injured at a rock concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening, 7 November 2012 when a temporary scaffolding structure collapsed due to strong winds. American rockers Linkin Park were performing at the stadium. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town on Thursday said it hopes to receive a provisional report into the Linkin Park concert accident by the end of November.

One person died and several others were injured after an advertising sign board collapsed due to gale force winds outside the Cape Town Stadium.

The incident happened shortly before the concert was due to start.

A structural engineering firm is investigating the incident.

The city's Anton Groenewald said, "We have a special events lawyer looking at the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act. Our investigation is ongoing. We are conducting interviews with the people involved and the provisional findings are scheduled for release on November 28."

He said they cannot confirm when police will conclude their investigation.

"I can't speak for the South African Police Services (SAPS), the inquest is being conducted independently."

Meanwhile rock band Linkin Park has sent their condolences to the deceased's family.