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Two die as man falls seven floors and lands on Abba concert-goer

Two men have died after one of them fell from the seventh floor in a building in Sweden and landed on the second man, according to police.

On Tuesday night, an 80-year-old man crashed into the lobby of the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress venue, north of Stockholm, and died at the scene.

Police said that the 60-year-old man he struck later died, and a woman who was with this man was also hurt, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A scheduled tribute concert to the two male members of Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, was cancelled at the cultural centre on Tuesday night, Swedish media reported.

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Abba tweeted on Wednesday that it was holding off on the release of the band’s promotional concert trailer until Thursday in light “of the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night”.

The culture centre in the city of Uppsala hosts concerts and other meetings in an eight-story building with a mirrored facade 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 seventh floor.

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