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Spanish Singer Joana Sainz Garcia Killed on Stage by Fireworks

Video Captures the horrifying moment

 

September 4, 2019



A Spanish pop performer was killed on stage on Sept. 2, 2019. Joana Sainz Garcia was dancing at one end of the stage, when fireworks went off as usual, but somehow struck her in the stomach.

She was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 2 am, about 2 hours after the concert ending experience.

About a thousand people witnessed the event. "Nobody can explain it," said group promoter Isidoro López. "We have been doing the same [act] for five years."

López said the fireworks generally last for 15 to 20 seconds. He speculates that the manufacturer may have filled the explosive with the wrong material somehow, causing the metal casing to explode.

Prones 1SL, the company who produced the tragic show, posted a statement to its Facebook page following the tragic incident. The statement reads

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.

She always showed an exemplary behavior, 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. We will always remember you, Joana. R.I.P.

 

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