EMS treats over 50 people at Avicii concert in Boston

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Fans at an Avicii concert at the TD Garden in Boston were rushed to the hospital on Wednesday.

A startling number of people received emergency care. EMS evaluated over 50 people, and 36 were brought to local hospitals, according to Rolling Stone.

It was considered a Phase 2 Mass Casualty Incident because of the number of people needed to be taken to hospitals. At least 15 ambulances were lined up outside the venue. Several people were taken in stretchers near police cars.

There were no fatalities. EMS workers reported that some of the fans were suffering from conditions related to drug and alcohol use.

"You couldn’t breathe if you were on the floor," Mike Santostefano, a concert goer, told The Boston Globe. "It was the best and worst time ever. A lot of people who couldn’t handle themselves. People who don’t do drugs come here and do drugs."

The concert on Monday was the beginning of the Swedish DJ’s tour in the eastern U.S. and Europe. The tour is scheduled to end in Spain in September.

Image courtesy of INFphoto.com



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