One Direction: Dozens Hurt At Packed Concert
Some 47 young fans have been treated for asphyxia at a packed One Direction concert in Peru.
Tents were used as emergency treatment centres following the incident on Sunday evening at the 40,000 capacity Estadio Nacional stadium in Lima.
Chief of police General Salvador Iglesias said that when the concert doors opened there was a rush as youngsters scrambled to get to the front.
The band had appealed for calm before the gig before they stopped performing and warned the crowd they would be forced to walk off stage if they did not stop pushing forward.
A video apparently taken inside the stadium shows singer Niall Horan telling fans: "If you don't want anyone to take us off the stage, make sure you stay back."
Bandmate Liam Payne added: "Or we'll have to go - and we don't want to go."
Mario Cassareto, head of Peru's fire service, said young fans had to be evacuated near the stage and balcony area.
"We treated 47 children aged 12 to 15 for symptons of asphyxia," he told Peruvian radio, adding the incident was caused by children being euphoric and wanting to get as close to their idols as possible.
No-one was seriously hurt and safety measures were immediately put in place, he said.
One Direction fans in Peru had been waiting a year for band members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, and nearly 40,000 of them sang along to 19 songs and four encores.
Before the concert the band were greeted at their hotel by some 5,000 teenagers.
The gig was the second of 69 shows in their Where We Are world tour.
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