BBC News America Stage collapse as music festival ‘stormed’

BBC News America Stage collapse as music festival ‘stormed’

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A file photo released by Solis shows people attending a previous music festival

A music festival in the Pakistani capital Islamabad had to be halted after hundreds of fake-ticket holders stormed the venue, organisers said.Solis Festival said people had broken through barricades after being denied entry to the event on Saturday.Many then climbed onto a VIP stage which collapsed as a result of overcrowding causing injuries.Several women accused men of groping and harassing them in the chaos. Dozens accused Solis Festival of poor planning and security management, calling for “answers”, but organisers said they had taken the precautions they could. “We chose the venue and our security based on the number of tickets sold… however we underestimated the sheer volume of fake tickets sold illegally,” said Solis in a statement on Instagram. “We are deeply
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