Footage of the barrier collapse has emerged, and shows concertgoers falling about three metres onto concrete in front of the stage when the barrier gives way. Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa can be heard telling people to put their hands up before the collapse.
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As Fairfax Media reports, one concertgoer is still in a critical condition following the accident. Camden County officials have told local media that at least 20 people were taken to hospital following the incident, with most of the injuries being broken bones, bumps and bruises.
“[It] looked like a waterfall of people falling down. It was just crazy,” concertgoer Courtney Bashwinger told NBC.
“People started piling on each other and people just started running,” said another reveller, Katie Colbridge.
“All you see were tears going down their face. You could see friends holding onto each other, like clenching, like making sure that all their people were there.”
The concert, which was part of the Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour, was cancelled shortly after the barrier collapse, with Snoop later taking to Twitter to share a message with those injured in the incident:
prayers out to my fans. wishn u all a quick recovery. Love
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) August 6, 2016
…and Khalifa doing the same:
Hope everyone from last night is alright. That shit was crazy.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) August 6, 2016
The concert’s organiser, Live Nation, says some of its employees were among the injured, and the company is working with authorities and engineers to determine why the barrier collapsed.
Catch another look at the incident, below.
Watch: Barrier Collapses At Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Concert