Partition separating fans from stage at New Jersey performance gives way sending dozens falling on to concrete below
Forty-two people were injured after a railing collapsed during an outdoor performance by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in New Jersey on Friday night.
A partition separating fans from the stage at the BB&T pavilion in Camden gave way, sending dozens falling several feet on to a concrete area below. The incident occurred about 10.30pm while both performers were on stage at the amphitheatre.
Officials said one person suffered a serious upper-body injury and remained in hospital in a stable condition. Numerous others were treated for broken bones, bruises and other injuries.
The railing was at the bottom of a sloping grassed area of the 25,000 capacity venue, which is managed by promoter Live Nation.
One concertgoer, Katie Colbridge, told NBC that Snoop and Khalifa had just got onto a secondary stage when the large section of railing collapsed.
One witness said the two performers were calling on the crowd to “stand up” when the barrier gave way.
The performance was stopped following the incident, with security staff ushering the rappers off the stage. The event was later cancelled by organisers.