Tragedy struck last night in Santiago, Chile, as at least three people were killed during a concert in Santiago Chile headlinined by British crustpunk band Doom. Apparently, the club was oversold, leading to a crush of people continuing to try to get in, rushing an enclosure that collapsed. 12 people were injured in the accident, seven of which were considered life-threatening injuries. The San Martin Club’s administrator was taken into police custody pending an inviestigation.
“There was a crush of people,” a spokesman for the national emergency office Onemi said. “Even after the venue reached its full capacity, people kept pushing to get in. That led to the collapse of a containment fence that fell on people inside.”
While it was a legitimate venue, the accident highlights the importance of not overselling a club, which happened as recently as earlier this week here in the United States. Hopefully, there won’t be any more deaths from this sad incident.
— Cristian Escobillana (@cescobillana) April 17, 2015
— RECITAL.CL (@recitalcl) April 17, 2015
Al menos 2 muertos y 6 heridos tras avalancha humana durante tokata de Doom en Sala de Conciertos Santa Filomena. pic.twitter.com/khruGnL65A
— Hermes Domínguez (@Hermes_dv) April 17, 2015