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Taylor Swift's fan dies en route to The Eras Tour in Australia, this is what happened

Updated on: 18 February,2024 08:45 AM IST  |  Los Angeles
Written by: Tuhina Upadhyay |

A devoted Taylor Swift fan lost her life on the way to The Eras Tour in Australia. The tragic incident took place during the journey to the concert

Taylor Swift's fan dies en route to The Eras Tour in Australia, this is what happened

A Swiftie tragically lost her life en route to The Eras Tour

A Taylor Swift concert is like a magnet, pulling in people from different walks of life and corners of the world to witness the 34-year-old singer's live performance. The Eras Tour, curated by Taylor Swift, has been a beacon for fans far and wide, drawing them to experience the musical journey of 'Mama Swift' herself. However, amidst the excitement, a heart-wrenching incident unfolded – a devoted Swiftie's life was tragically claimed during their journey to attend the concert in Australia.

Taylor Swift's fan dies while en route to The Eras Tour

On February 15, 2024, a heartbreaking incident unfolded as a teenager lost her life on the way to Taylor Swift's concert in Australia. The victim, identified as 16-year-old Mieka Pokarier, was travelling with her mother and sister in their SUV from the Gold Coast to Melbourne, where the concert was scheduled, covering a distance of 1700 miles. Tragically, their vehicle collided with a semi-truck.

Mieka, along with her 10-year-old sister Freya, sustained severe injuries in the accident. Despite prompt response from paramedics and Emergency Service Units, Mieka couldn't be revived and was pronounced dead. Freya was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, while their mother, Kim, who was driving, also suffered serious injuries. The truck driver involved in the collision sustained injuries, but his condition was declared stable upon reaching the hospital.

At present, Freya's condition remains critical, and Kim is hospitalized, though there are no updates on her condition. The authorities are actively investigating the crash, and as of now, no charges, arrests, or tickets have been issued in connection with the incident.

The Eras Tour - Brazil

Previously, her Brazil gig led to the accidental death of a fan which left Taylor devastated. Taking to Instagram, the singer penned a long note giving out her condolences to the person’s loved ones as well as expressing her own sadness.

She wrote: “I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show. I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.”

She added: “I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it. I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”

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