Concert-goers injured after crowd rushes stage at Arizona festival

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Authorities say 10 to 12 people were injured after a crowd rushed the stage during a music festival Saturday night at a park near the city’s downtown.

Tempe fire officials said that nine people were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident 7 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park.

Two juveniles were taken from the Summer Ends Music Festival with life-threatening injuries.

The city’s fire department, aided by fire departments in Scottsdale and Phoenix, came to the scene after getting reports that as many as 40 people were hurt at the event after concert-goers began rushing the stage.

Fire officials said people who were at the front of the stage suffocated.

Witnesses said two women collapsed at the front of one of the stages after apparently suffering seizures.

 

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