Stampede at JLS performance

December 9th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 9 (IANS) Six teenage girls were crushed in a stampede at a JLS reports that there were almost 3,000 fans who flocked and were screaming to watch the boy band. But events soon took a turn for the worse when people started getting crushed against the crowd barriers.

Paramedics and police had to be rushed to Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.

Thirteen-year-old Amber Read said: “I couldn’t breathe - I was being crushed. It was terrifying.”

Another 14-year-old fan Steph Pritchard said: “It was chaos. People were on the floor and others were treading on them.”

Three fans became unwell and two were taken to a nearby hospital.

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