Several hurt as railings collapse at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa gig


At least 10 people have been injured when a railing collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey.

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One reveller is in a critical condition after a partition separating the crowd from the stage at the BB&T Pavilion crumbled at roughly 10.30pm, sending rows of concertgoers tumbling to the concrete below.

The railing separated fans from a sloping lawn near the concert area.

Snoop and Wiz had walked out to a second stage in the venue, and were asking for fans to "stand up", when a large portion of the railing collapsed, according to NBC10 Philadelphia. Authorities said a stretch of railing separating the crowd from a small temporary stage gave way when fans surged toward the stage.

Camden County officials say the person suffered an upper body injury in Friday night's collapse at BB&T Pavilion in Camden.

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Caution tape was placed across a gap in railing, where the barrier collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert Friday night.

Both performers were quickly ushered away by security as event staff rushed in to assist those injured.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg took to Twitter to express his concern for his injured fans. One woman in a neck brace and seemingly severe head abrasions tweeted, apparently with some irony, "best concert ever". The rest of the concert was canceled. The venue's management, Live Nation, has not commented on the matter.

"The announcers came on the speakers and were like, 'Everyone just remain calm, we're figuring out what happened, '" she said.

Several videos of the incident have gone viral.