On Friday night August 5th, a concert in New Jersey that featured Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa went horribly wrong when a railing collapsed at the gig reportedly injuring 42 people.
The gig was at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden NJ as part of Snoop and Wiz’ The High Road Tour. Apparently the railing at the gig collapsed and caused dozens of fans to fall several feet to the concrete floor.
The rappers had just walked out on to a second stage at the gig and started asking fans to “stand up” when the railing collapsed. An eyewitness at the venue told The Philadelphia Inquirer that approximately 50 people fell about three meters onto concrete. The newspaper also reported that the railing that separated the pavilion’s lawn from inside seating, also collapsed when concertgoers leaned on it.
Following the incident, which occurred at approximately 10.30pm, both Snoop and Wiz were escorted off stage by security. Snoop Dogg can be heard telling someone offstage to cut the music, “That’s enough of that”, whilst an announcer told the audience to remain calm when police and medics tended to those injured in the fall.
The concert was canceled soon after the incident. NBC10 reported that of the 42 people injured, at least 15 were taken to area hospitals with injuries ranging from broken bones to bumps and bruises. Unfortunately one person who has not been identified was critically injured and taken to a nearby trauma center.
You can see video of the incident below:
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