Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

One deceased and dozens injured after a failed free concert in Caracas



A young woman died and at least 20 people were injured this Saturday in the middle of the disorder that was generated in a park in eastern Caracas, where a free concert was planned that brought together tens of thousands of teenagers and was suspended after two songs.

"So far 20 people are injured and 1 died from bruises and injuries," the Immediate Response Unit of Venezuela reported without further details, through its account on the social network Twitter.

The crowd arrived in the early hours of the morning to the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Park and since then the disorder began to access with dozens of young people climbing the fences and running from one place to another, within the vast green space of the largest park in the Venezuelan capital

Dozens of firefighters, police and paramedics arrived at the place and established points of attention. In one of them, Efe noted the presence of at least six injured, two of whom were transferred to hospitals.

The relief and emergency personnel refused to offer information on the balance of the injured or to confirm reports from other media outlets according to which the total number of injured people is close to half a hundred or that the deceased was a minor.

Other dozens of members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB, militarized police) guard the immediate vicinity of the site.

The recital had as main attraction the Venezuelan singer Liomar Acosta, known as "Neutro Shorty", who on Saturday announced on social networks that the place of the concert had been changed, within the same park, due to the large influx.

Neutro, as his 973,000 followers on Instagram call him, is an exponent of the trap genre and is famous for songs related to weapons, drugs and various problems of Venezuelan society.

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