Ceiling falls at Steve Aoki show, stampede at Megadeth concert

'TOTAL CHAOS': Around 1,800 students were attending a show by DJ Steve Aoki (pictured) in Oslo when the accident happened.


    Aug 23, 2016

    Ceiling falls at Steve Aoki show, stampede at Megadeth concert

    FIFTEEN people suffered minor injuries on Sunday when the ceiling of an Oslo concert venue collapsed during a show, police said.

    "15 injured. They're being attended to by medics," Oslo police wrote on Twitter, adding: "No reports of serious injuries."

    Around 1,800 students from the Norwegian Business School were attending a show by American house DJ Steve Aoki at the Sentrum Scene venue when the accident happened.

    "The ceiling fell in and it was total chaos. The fire alarm sounded right away," a student attending the concert, Charlotte Nilsen, told news agency NTB.

    The police evacuated the building immediately and cordoned off the area while fire officials secured the site.

    Over in Asuncion in Paraguay, American thrash metal band Megadeth cancelled a show on Saturday after fans crashed through security gates protecting the stage, in a stampede that left several injured.

    It had already been a rowdy concert at the Sport Colombia stadium where vendors were selling alcoholic beverages in glass bottles - which some fans hurled on to the stage, said witnesses.

    The gig came to an abrupt end when hundreds of fans broke through the security barricade, crushing several people and leaving them injured, according to police.

    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine announced on Twitter that the band had called off the show.

    "Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we regretfully had to cancel the show," he wrote.

    "Barricade held by a string at Asuncion. Two crew hit by broken glass thrown by persons in audience.


    He promised the band would return to Paraguay some day and use a different venue, security and promoter.