TWO FOUND DEAD AT ALICE COOPER HEADLINED ROCK FESTIVAL:
July 12, 2008
Police say two people have been found dead at a music festival in southern Norway headlined by Alice Cooper.
The victims were found in or near a bus at the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal, 270 miles southwest of Oslo.
“We do not know exactly how they died, but we assume they suffocated on fumes while they were on the bus,” said police spokesperson Asbjorn Enoksen.
Six more festival-goers were taken to hospital after being found outside the vehicle, he told the AFP news agency.
Preliminary hospital reports indicated carbon monoxide poisoning could have been a cause.
All of the victims were believed to be Norwegian citizens in their 20s and 30s, Enosken added.
The names of the two who died have not been disclosed.
The Kvinesdal festival was established in 2006 and this weekend’s events are expected to continue despite the deaths.
Alice Cooper headlines the main stage on Saturday night, with Motorhead and The Quireboys due to play on Sunday.
Courtesy of news.bbc.co.uk