Arts & Entertainment

Over 100 people hospitalized during LA festival

Fans attend a concert at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
Fans attend a concert at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
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Authorities say more than 100 people were transported to local hospitals during a two-day electronic music festival and rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.

The LA Fire Department says some of the injuries occurred as people rushed barriers to try and overwhelm security and get inside the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured rides and five stages.

Due to the size of the event, paramedics were stationed at a command post on site. On Friday, 94 incidents were reported, 52 of which were injured people who were taken to hospitals. On Saturday, 132 incidents were reported, 62 of which required transportation to hospitals.

The extent of the injuries was not known.

A publicist says 185,000 people attended the festival on Friday and Saturday.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,