Several injured during incident at Providence Stadium

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 May 2016, 8:15 by Denis Chabrol

More than 30 persons were early Sunday morning injured at the Providence Cricket Stadium when pandemonium broke out during a concert there, authorities said.

Most of them were either treated and sent away or eventually went to other hospitals in the capital, Georgetown, for further treatment to minor cuts, lacerations and  bruises.

At least five of them up to 8 AM were still being observed at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre before they are discharged.

Commander  for ‘A’ Division,  Assistant Commissioner of Police, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that no gunshots were fired. He said two people had a misunderstanding and there was bottle-throwing, resulting in people moving out.

He said the police ordered that the music be turned off at 3:15 AM instead of 4 AM, as a result of the incident.

A Banks DIH official confirmed that there was an “alarm and the crowd rushed forward.” “Some people were hurt and rushed to hospital. The show  was immediately stopped.”