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At least three killed at Doom concert in Chile

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Tragedy struck last night in Santiago, Chile, as at least three people were killed during a concert in Santiago Chile headlinined by British crustpunk band Doom. Apparently, the club was oversold, leading to a crush of people continuing to try to get in, rushing an enclosure that collapsed. 12 people were injured in the accident, seven of which were considered life-threatening injuries. The San Martin Club’s administrator was taken into police custody pending an inviestigation.

 

“There was a crush of people,” a spokesman for the national emergency office Onemi said. “Even after the venue reached its full capacity, people kept pushing to get in. That led to the collapse of a containment fence that fell on people inside.”

While it was a legitimate venue, the accident highlights the importance of not overselling a club, which happened as recently as earlier this week here in the United States. Hopefully, there won’t be any more deaths from this sad incident.

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