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Pukkelpop sets up fund to help victims of storm

Pukkelpop Festival has set up an independent fund to help victims of last weekend's storm.

In a statement on the festival's website, organisers said:

"Starting today, you can transfer your donation to the bank account of the 'Steunfonds Slachtoffers Pukkelpopstorm' (Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm)."

Five people were killed when a stage collapsed during a storm at the Belgian music festival on August 18.

The festival made it it clear that all donations for the fund will go directly to those affected by the tragedy:

"Everyone taking part in the establishment and operation of the Fund - now and in the future - is doing so from a sense of social engagement on an unpaid volunteer basis."

They ask that "any initiative that can contribute to the Fund would be greatly appreciated."

For more details on Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm visit their website,

Watch footage of the Pukkelpop disaster here: