Stampede at Guatemala music festival kills at least nine including two children

At least nine people died, including two 12-year-old children, in a stampede at a large rock concert in the western Guatemalan city of Quetzaltenango, authorities said on Thursday. Six people were injured at the outdoor festival in the early hours of Thursday, according to a spokesperson for Guatemala’s Western Regional Hospital. Witnesses said the venue only had two exits and that chaos ensued as everyone rushed the exits. Local media described the festival as an annual event marking independence day in the Central American country.

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