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Music fans battled heat and dust at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee at the weekend Dave Martin/AP/Press Association Images

Second music fan dies at Bonnaroo festival in US

A 24-year-old man is the second person to have died at the event, after the body of a 32-year-old woman was found inside a tent at the weekend.

A SECOND PERSON has died after attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in the US state of Tennessee.

Coffee County Sheriff Stephen M. Graves said that 24-year-old Christopher William Yoder died of hyperthermia on Sunday after being airlifted from the festival to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Graves said he is awaiting toxicology reports on the victim’s body.

Bonnaroo organizers released a statement saying: “The safety of our patrons is our No. 1 concern and we are deeply saddened by this.”

On Thursday, the body of a 32-year-old woman was found inside a tent at the festival. An autopsy is to be performed.

The 10th annual festival, which 80,000 music fans attended, took place from Thursday to Sunday at a 700-acre farm near Manchester city.

- AP