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French singer collapses on stage of suspected electrocution

Barbara Weldens, 35, was taking part in a festival in France when she collapsed after the venue experienced an electrical fault.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2017 09:48 IST
Press Trust of India, Toulouse (France)
French singer Barbara Weldens,Bordeaux,French singer dies on stage
French singer Barbara Weldens

A 35-year-old French folk singer died of a suspected electrocution while performing during a storm in a hilltop church, local authorities said.

The accident took place around midnight in a church in the medieval village of Gourdon, situated about 200 km inland from Bordeaux in the southwest.

Barbara Weldens was taking part in a festival when she collapsed after the venue experienced an electrical fault.

Emergency workers rushed to the scene but were unable to resuscitate her.

An investigation has been launched into her death.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 09:48 IST