COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men died when one of them jumped or fell from the seventh floor of a cultural center in Sweden and landed on the other, police said.
Police said that the 80-year old man who crashed into the Uppsala Konsert/Kongress lobby on Tuesday night, died immediately. The 60-yearold victim he hit later died.
The 60-year old man had a fight with a woman, and she sustained injuries that were not serious. Police have said her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Swedish media reported that a tribute concert had been planned for Tuesday at the cultural center in honor of the two members of ABBA (Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson). However, the event was canceled.
The culture center in the city of Uppsala hosts concerts and other meetings in an eight-story building with a mirrored façade and angled metal sheets reminiscent of crystal. The venue’s website said it would be closed from Wednesday until Friday because of the deaths.
“We are all shocked by the tragic accident and our thoughts go to the deceased, their relatives and their families,” a message on the website said.
Police said they have no reason to suspect foul play in the 80-year-old’s descent from the 7th floor.
The organizers of an upcoming ABBA concert tweeted Wednesday that they were holding off on releasing a promotional trailer for the show until Thursday in light “of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night.”
In September, the Swedish quartet known for hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and ”Fernando” said they would be putting out their first new music in four decades and performing a virtual concert.
The forthcoming album “Voyage,” to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981′s “The Visitors,” which until now had been the group’s swan song. On May 27, the virtual band will start a series in London.