Taylor Swift postpones a concert after a fan’s death – level 3
Taylor Swift postponed her Rio de Janeiro show due to extreme heat following the death of a fan who fell ill during the previous concert.
Swift expressed concerns for the safety of fans, performers, and crew. 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides became unwell during the scorching Friday show, and despite hospitalization, she passed away. The cause of death is under investigation. Rio experienced record-high heat indexes, reaching 59.7 degrees Celsius.
Swift’s sell-out concert had 60,000 attendees, and Saturday’s show was rescheduled to Monday. Fans waiting in the heat reacted emotionally to the news. Swift interrupted Friday’s performance to assist unwell fans. Authorities mandated water access at Swift’s concerts, responding to concerns after Benevides’ death.
Difficult words: scorching (very hot), heat index (a measure of how hot it feels outside when humidity and other factors are considered along with the temperature), mandate (to require something to be done).
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