Roof Collapses At Aoki Gig In Norway

Fifteen people were injured when a chunk of cement plaster fell from the ceiling in Oslo club  on Aug. 21 before a  gig.  

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No one was critically injured, according to reports. About 1 square meter of plaster broke away in the packed 1,750-capacity venue. It is unclear whether Aoki was already on stage at the time, although the time of the incident – 5:30 p.m. local, according to NBC – suggests he wasn’t.

The club was evacuated and fenced off while fire fighters secured the premises. “We are awaiting more information from the Police and the technical examinations, to find the reason why the cement plaster fell from the ceiling,” a statement by Sentrum Scene reads. “As far as we know at this time, no one where critically injured. We thank all our staff and security personnel who were present for their effort in assisting the guests and evacuating Sentrum Scene in a efficient and safe way.

“Our thoughts goes out to the ones touched by the accident and to the students who where attending what was supposed to be a nice and positive event.”

Aoki tweeted that he was “saddened and shocked that a piece of roof collapsed” at the venue. He wished those injured a “speedy recovery.”