Roskilde Death Toll Rises
A 24-year-old Australian has died from chest injuries suffered at a Pearl Jam concert near Copenhagen, Denmark, raising the number killed in the crush to nine.
The man, who had been on a respirator since the June 30 disaster, died the morning of July 5, according to a police spokesperson. Two days earlier, police had said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Danish officials declined to release his name, but an Australian news agency said he was Anthony James Hurley of Melbourne.
Eight others suffocated when they were caught in a crush of fans pressing closer to the stage just before midnight as Pearl Jam was playing on the main stage at a festival in Roskilde, 25 miles west of Copenhagen.
Some 74,000 tickets were sold for the four-day annual festival and an estimated 50,000 were in attendance the night of the fatal crush.