Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Concert In New Jersey Ends With Railing Collapse, 42 Concertgoers Injured
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa were performing at the BB&T Pavilion Center in Camden, New Jersey on Friday night — when the concert ended abruptly after a railing collapsed and sent multiple fans falling onto the concrete floor — injuring 42.
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Concert Ends After Railing Collapse
The collapse occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to officials. A concertgoer stated that Snoop and Wiz had just hopped up on a secondary stage at the center, when the large section of railing fell down. The stage was only a few feet away from the collapsed railing.
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Most of the injuries were broken bones and bumps and bruises, county spokesman Dan Keashen said.
However, one person, who was not identified, was reportedly critically injured and taken to Cooper Trauma Center, then released on Saturday. Camden County officials say the person suffered an upper body injury in the collapse.
In several videos of the incident, Snoop and Wiz can be heard telling the crowd to “Stand Up!” when the railing suddenly drops. Fans scrambled on top of each other, while the rappers were hurried off the stage — allowing security to go help the fans.
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The railing separates the sloping lawn from a covered portion of the hall in the center of the Pavilion. The lawn sits above a concrete walkway and it appears the railing failed where the support poles met a support wall.
A triage area was quickly set up next to the center’s parking lot, as people were treated by medics and placed on cots.
Concert organizers announced that the rest of concert was canceled and cleared out the Pavilion.
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