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Three hurt in Akon stage collapse
Akon has collaborated with rappers Snoop Dogg and Eminem
A US concert by R&B star Akon has been cancelled after part of the stage collapsed, injuring three people.

Workers building the set for the outdoor show at Emory University in Atlanta were taken to hospital after a canopy fell on top of them.

Akon, whose hits include Don't Matter and Smack That, then called off the gig, scheduled for Thursday night.

University spokeswoman Nancy Seideman said she did not know the extent of the victims' injuries.

Akon rose to fame following the release of his single Locked Up, from his 2003 debut album Trouble.

His second album, Konvicted, was released last year and earned him a Grammy award nomination for Smack That.

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