Organisers of Finland’s Sonisphere heavy-metal music festival have announced that a man critically injured during last week’s freak storm has passed away.
A statement reads: “We have just received news that the 50 year old male that was critically injured during the freak storm at Sonisphere Finland has passed away.
We are obviously shocked and devastated and would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim - the thoughts of Team Sonisphere, [headliners] Iron Maiden and all Sonisphere fans are with you".
Heavy rain and strong winds – said to have been of tornado strength – caused chaos at the festival, injuring 40 people, damaging stages and equipment beyond repair and forcing many bands to cancel their performances.
It is unclear whether the man was a spectator or crew for the event.