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Indonesia rock concert stampede kills 10

A stampede at a rock concert in Indonesia's West Java province kills 10 people and injures several.

world Updated: Feb 10, 2008 08:30 IST

Reuters
Hindustantimes
         

A stampede at a rock concert in Indonesia's West Java province killed 10 people and injured several, police said on Sunday.

Hundreds of fans had packed a hall to watch a performance by a little known punk rock band in the city of Bandung when the stampede began on Saturday night, said Brigadier Nano Kartono, a local police officer.

Most of the dead were teenagers, he said.

Bandung city police chief Bambang Suparsono said 15 concert organisers had been questioned, the state-run news agency Antara reported.

"We received information that before the crush that ended with deaths, concert organizers distributed free drinks. There was a smell of alcohol," Antara quoted him as saying.

Indonesia has seen a number of deadly stampede at concerts in recent years.