Stampede at concert in Guatemala leaves nine dead
Guatemala City: At least nine people were killed and about 20 others were injured after a stampede at the end of a concert celebrating Guatemalan Independence Day in the western city of Quetzaltenango, the local Red Cross confirmed.
#Quetzaltenango #Guatemala🇬🇹- At least nine people killed and 20 others injured after a human stampede occurred at the Central American Independence Fair (Xelafer) event in Zone 9 of #Xela [📹@stereo100xela] pic.twitter.com/qmZSlbmhTX— CyclistAnons (@CyclistAnons) September 15, 2022
According to its reports on social media on Thursday, the Guatemalan Red Cross and volunteer firefighters "stabilized more than 20 injured people and nine died at the scene."
The stampede occurred at one of the exits of the fairgrounds at the end of the outdoor concert, and Guatemalan authorities are investigating the causes, reports UNI news agency.
September 15 marks the 201st anniversary of the independence from Spain of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.