Marguerittes festival canceled after man dies

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The mayor of Marguerittes (Gard) has cancelled the commune’s festival, after the death of a 19 year old man on Saturday night.

The awning of a food truck fell on him, apparently crushing him to death.

The victim, was very well known in the commune. He was leaving the party at around 2am with his girlfriend, and he wanted to buy a pancake.

The owner of the food truck didn’t want to serve him because he was closing. At this point, the two supporting pillars for the awning collapsed, and the 19 year old customer was crushed by the awning.

Despite 1 hour of cardiac massage by the Red Cross who were on site, and the emergency team who were called, he could not be resuscitated.

The mayor of Marguerittes, William Portal, passed a decree which cancelled the rest of the festivities.