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Friday 29 August 2014

Dozens fall ill at Avicii concert

Majority were 'too intoxicated to be allowed into the venue'

Published 26/06/2014 | 12:17

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Swedish DJ Avicii was playing at the event in Boston (AP)

More than 30 people were taken to hospital and 50 others were treated at the scene after falling ill at a dance concert featuring DJ Avicii in Boston.

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Emergency medical services deputy superintendent Mike Bosse said all of the patients' symptoms were minor, and all were aged between 16 and 25.

He blamed alcohol and drug use for the problems, but some concert-goers blamed oppressive heat inside the TD Garden arena .

A spokeswoman for concert promoter Live Nation said early reports indicate that a majority of the 36 people taken to hospital were people outside who were too intoxicated to be allowed into the venue.

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