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Dozens injured after railing collapses during Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in Camden, NJ

Posted: 8:55 AM, Aug 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-06 11:17:59-04

CAMDEN, N.J.— More than 40 people were injured when a railing collapsed during an outdoor concert by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in southern New Jersey.

A partition separating concertgoers from the stage at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, collapsed, causing people to fall onto the concrete below. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Camden County officials tell WCAU-TV  that 10 to 15 people were hurt and five were taken to hospitals. Their conditions weren't known and the number of injured could increase.

Camden County officials later said 42 people were injured and taken for treatment.

The railing was separating a sloping lawn from a covered portion of the concert hall. The lawn is several feet above a concrete walkway.

Concertgoer Katie Colbridge says the concert, which was about halfway finished, stopped abruptly when the accident happened.

It was later canceled.

PIX11 Producer Katherine Lam contributed to this report.