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60 injured in crowd crush at Australian music festival

Sixty people have been injured at an Australian music festival in the crush of a crowd trying to leave a performance.

Victoria state police said on Saturday that none of the injuries at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Victoria were life-threatening. But 19 people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The incident began on Friday night when fans were trying to leave a performance by the Australian band DMA’s. Police say several people at the front of the crowd then lost their footing and fell.

Ambulance Victoria state health commander Paul Holman said paramedics assessed around 60 people hurt in the ensuing crush. Some suffered leg, rib, hip and pelvic fractures, head injuries and possible spinal injuries, while others just had cuts and abrasions.

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Associated Press


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