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Chaotic concert in Argentina leaves two dead, a dozen injured and some teen agers still missing

Tuesday, March 14th 2017 - 12:00 UTC
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Two people were killed and over a dozen were injured when spectators rushed the stage at a chaotic outdoor rock concert in Argentina. The deadly crush of fans was blamed on lack of crowd control at Saturday's event featuring popular performer Indio Solari in the town of Olavarria. Read full article


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  • AustrOllOpithecus

    Yes, because concert incidents and crowd control breaches ONLY happen or have happened in Argentina...

    Sensationalist article. What happens outside the concert is irrelevant, i.e. how many buses or what happened outside the concert grounds. It's called freedom, if people are stupid enough to rent buses without tickets for an event, then they deserve the inconvenience.

    The investigation should be about the concert grounds. Now if it is discovered far more tickets were sold than should have been available, then yes, investigate everyone involved and lock them up, no trial.

    Mar 14th, 2017 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    No one has said they only happen in Argentina, Trollboy; you are letting your paranoia run away with you again. Do you want me to name some from Europe? We are still holding inquiries into the Hillsborough disaster 28 years' later.

    And it's not irrelevant what happened outside the grounds, especially to the people who were left behind by their coaches. It contributed to the problems inside the grounds, and should have been part of the organisation.

    As for locking people up without trial, why? It doesn't punish the guilty any more severely, it just means you don't know whether you are punishing the right person.

    Mar 14th, 2017 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    What you advocate is kangaroo justice. Guilt has to be established by trial. No one is guilty until they have faced a court and the facts established.

    Mar 14th, 2017 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Nostrils, ever been to a gig or festival? Thought not.

    Mar 14th, 2017 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    And before I was distracted by the Troll, I meant to say that sadly people usually ignore the risks until at least one disaster like this happens. I hope the people responsible and even more the government who licenced the event learn from this.

    Mar 14th, 2017 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Enrique Massot

    After autopsies were performed, it turns out the two victims died from cardiac arrest but did not present symptoms of having been crushed. There were a number of injured of which two in ICU. While the Indio Solari event lacked in many security measures, the incidents were minor if the number of attendants (between 350,000 and 400,000) are taken into account. Olavarria city itself has 100,000 residents.
    However, the state news agency Telam published in the same night that seven people had died and scores were injured in the concert, unleashing panic among families of concertgoers. The agency, which had not sent a single reporter to the event, had to apologize later for reproducing social media, unverified information.

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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