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Investigation opens into death of fan at Taylor Swift concert

The death of a fan at a Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro, one of two deaths in a short space of time at the superstar’s concerts, has triggered a formal investigation against the concert organizers. Ana Clara Benevides Machado, 23, died tragically in the heat of the Nilton Santos stadium on November 17, reports TMZ.

Weiny Machado, the victim’s father, wants to know the truth from Time for Fun, the company that organized the concert, since according to reports, several fans expressed concern, at the time of the show, about the amount of water available and the possibility for attendees to bring their own water to the concert site.

This complaint was repeatedly reported by fans present at the concert as high temperatures reached nearly 60 degrees Celsius (138 degrees Fahrenheit).

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The Rio Police Department announced the opening of an official investigation following the strong reaction from Swift fans. Spectators reportedly shared images from Rio showing Taylor Swift interrupting her performance, realizing the crowd’s urgent need for water and ensuring that water was distributed to all who needed it.

The cause of Ana Clara’s death is not yet known. According to NBC News, Taylor Swift expressed her sadness in an Instagram story following the tragic tip-off, saying the news had left her “overwhelmed with grief”.

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