The medical conditions of a 19 year-old girl from Trenčín and a 25 year-old man from Veľký Krtíš who were seriously injured when a huge tent at the music festival Bažant Pohoda collapsed have slightly improved, the SITA newswire was informed on August 3 by representatives of Martin Teaching Hospital and the Hospital Policlinic in Źilina, where they are being treated.
“The female patient is in stable condition, it can be described as a semi-coma,” the head of the Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of Martin hospital, Beáta Sániová, said. She is beginning rehabilitation.
The young man injured at Pohoda has also started a gradual rehabilitation. Because of the nature of his injury, this will be a longer process, said the head of the Žilina hospital, Daniela Bekeová. Both patients are breathing without any respiratory support.
They were injured on July 18 at the festival when a big storm came and tore down the main festival tent killing a man from Piešťany and injuring dozens more. Organisers ended the festival earlier than planned and ordered an evacuation. About 35,000 people were visiting the music event. The incident is under investigation.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Aug 2009 at 14:00