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Numerous ravers collapsed or were injured at London’s We Are FSTVL on Saturday following a stampede at the entrance, as RA reports.
Hundreds of people queued for up to three-and-a-half hours in hot conditions at the Upminster event, reports the BBC. The cause of the delay was reportedly a lack of wristbands. Some people were vomiting and collapsing from the heat, while others got caught up in the stampede. Some suffered cuts and wounds after being hit by metal barriers, which were reportedly being flung around.
We apologise for the delay in getting in, but can assure you we are doing this as fast and safely as possible.
The gates are meant to close at 4pm, but will be keeping the gates open until everyone is let in 😎 #WeAre2019
— We Are FSTVL (@wearefstvl) May 25, 2019
#WeAreFestival @wearefstvl my friend filmed this, i was trapped inside the tent while all this was going on clinging to a pole so I didn’t get trampled on, after three hours of queuing and the blaring sun it wasn’t ideal…. pic.twitter.com/yoYZyTgJUN
— alexi hickin (@alexi_hickin) May 26, 2019