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Madonna Visits Accident Victims In France

Jul. 19 2009, Published 8:56 a.m. ET

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On the day she was to play for over 60,000 French fans, Madonna is instead paying respects to two of her stagehands that died Thursday in an equipment accident.

Click here for more photos of Madonna with the bereaved families.

In the city of Marseilles, Madge arrived with flowers for those grieving, as well as her own two daughters--Lourdes and newly adopted Mercy James.

With manager Guy Oseary in tow, the pop queen is said to have visited other parties injured in the ordeal as well.

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"My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news," Madonna said in a statement last week.

Her written words were later followed with an emotional tribute at her Friday concert, where she broke into tears and brought an entire stadium to silence.

Click here for video of the accident scene.

Click here for video of Madonna crying onstage during concert paying tribute to dead stage workers.

(Photo: Splash News)

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