42 Injured In Railing Collapse At Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Live Nation Concert, Venue Reopens Next Day
The collapse of a railing at a Live Nation produced Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey injured at least 42 people, at least 1 critically. But despite the tragedy, the next day's show was held as planned.
A railing collapse at a concert headlined by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ injured at least 42 people, authorities said.
The collapse occurred just before 10:30 p.m. when one of the railings on a platform in front of the stage snapped, according to Camden County police. It is unclear at this time what caused it to break.
The injured fans, many of whom had piled on top of each other, were taken to area hospitals, police said. Some fans fell 10 feet onto a concrete walkway below.
According to Camden County Police spokesman Dan Keashen, one person was in serious but stable condition after suffering from an upper-body injury. The injured person was taken to Cooper University Hospital.
Other injuries included broken bones, according to authorities.
Snoop Dog or Wiz Khalifa was on the secondary stage at the venue at the time of the collapse and was gesturing people to move toward the stage on the lawn and when fans rushed toward the railing, it snapped and collapsed, according to Keashen.
An I Love the '90s concert featuring Salt NPepa, Vanilla Ice and others was held on Saturday night as planned.